Drums on the new album?

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Drums on the new album?

Post by yanks07 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:34 pm

I didn't see Matt Mendians name listed, is he not involved with this?
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Post by Japes » Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:43 pm

I think I remember them saying Fred did drums, like in their older stuff. Though, I could be and probably am wrong, as usual. :)
But that's me.
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Post by FredProgGH » Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:36 pm

Yeah, it's me. Matt's not gone, there's several reasons for the shift. Matt was actually playing several songs but there was a huge technical glitch that rendered the tracks unusable and redoing them wasn't feasible in the timeframe we had. And some of the songs were very personal and I had a vision for the drum parts that I wanted to realize myself.
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Post by Japes » Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:20 am

So I was right for once!
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Post by Bnielsen » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:54 pm

Interesting, Fred...

Speakin' of doing stuff yourselves - I positively demand more vocals (even lead!) from you and Steve!

I think y'all sell yourselves short! :D
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Post by FredProgGH » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:59 pm

Well, as it happens there are! Everyone has a lead vocal or two on this album and I'm really happy with them.
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Post by Japes » Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:21 am

Yeah, and I'm really happy about that. Next to Walter Moore, you two have my favorite voices in the group. Now, is it just me, or do Steve's vocals usually end up being the section with high effects of some sort, kind of "angry" singing (Alkinoos and KOTN)? Or is this just coincidental?
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Post by MayorOfLongview » Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:31 am

Japes wrote:Yeah, and I'm really happy about that. Next to Walter Moore, you two have my favorite voices in the group. Now, is it just me, or do Steve's vocals usually end up being the section with high effects of some sort, kind of "angry" singing (Alkinoos and KOTN)? Or is this just coincidental?
Frequently, if its a solo - I'm effected and sort of growling it out. That comes from singing Gene Simmons (Kiss) songs 4 x a night in smoky bars in the 80's - thus shredding my vocal chords for all time. :oops:
But - I'm down low doing backups and lead in a comfortable range on 80% of this album.
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:37 am

But Steve has a GOOD growly voice! We like your growly voice, Steve! Don't be ashamed!
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Post by Japes » Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:02 pm

Sam Gamgee wrote:But Steve has a GOOD growly voice! We like your growly voice, Steve! Don't be ashamed!
Yeah, I agree. I wasn't trying to insult it at all, I LOVE when you do a solo.

And I didn't realize you did that sort of stuff back then. I guess that explains the pictures of you with long hair and "rock attitude."
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Post by MayorOfLongview » Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:16 pm

Japes wrote:
Sam Gamgee wrote:But Steve has a GOOD growly voice! We like your growly voice, Steve! Don't be ashamed!
Yeah, I agree. I wasn't trying to insult it at all, I LOVE when you do a solo.

And I didn't realize you did that sort of stuff back then. I guess that explains the pictures of you with long hair and "rock attitude."
Nah - I didn't take it as an insult. I like growling :)
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Post by Bnielsen » Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:59 am

Sam Gamgee wrote:But Steve has a GOOD growly voice! We like your growly voice, Steve! Don't be ashamed!

hahahhaha

totally agree, Sam!
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Post by Bnielsen » Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:00 am

FredProgGH wrote:Well, as it happens there are! Everyone has a lead vocal or two on this album and I'm really happy with them.
Fantastic news! I am really looking foward to this album!
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Post by Japes » Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:59 am

MayorOfLongview wrote:
Japes wrote:
Sam Gamgee wrote:But Steve has a GOOD growly voice! We like your growly voice, Steve! Don't be ashamed!
Yeah, I agree. I wasn't trying to insult it at all, I LOVE when you do a solo.

And I didn't realize you did that sort of stuff back then. I guess that explains the pictures of you with long hair and "rock attitude."
Nah - I didn't take it as an insult. I like growling :)
Then keep growling away! =D
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Post by yanks07 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:18 pm

I vote for Susie's vocals personally. but don't at all mind Fred and Steve's vocals. Amazing how that aspect of GH was considered a weakness at one point by many, including me! Now I look forward to hearing it nearly as much as the keys, and I'm a total keyboard nut.
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