March 23rd, 2011


late enough for better equipment; early enough to be easy to analyse

I wish I'd listened to Steely Dan's "Pretzel Logic," title track for the album Pretzel Logic, analytically, on headphones, a year ago. Or even six months ago. It's recorded late enough that they have really good equipment and late enough that they're getting adventurous, but not late enough that they're getting too complex and difficult to figure out by listening.

I probably wouldn't've known enough yet to pick up the lessons. But you never know. I might've.

Drums will be handled differently on Din of Thieves. So will anything on keyboards, which for me isn't much, but isn't zero. It'll be cool.

(Also, listen to the acoustic rhythm guitar on "Any Major Dude Will Tell You," same album. See what they did there? Write that down. But don't repeat it on the tambourine like in "Barrytown." That's just annoying.)

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