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June 1st, 2007

producers and new albums and such @ 11:17 pm

I'm currently hearin: Howie Day - Africa

     With all this talk about Rick Rubin working with U2, it's really gotten me thinking. I know they're not woring together ath the moment, but I think Rubin working on a U2 album would be amazing. He has a way of stripping down a song and finding where it's soul is, most of the time relatively devoid of layers of production. I know that Window in the Skies was kind of a soft song, but it's only one song in a very short session; I don't think it's anything to go by. U2 have been talking for a while about wanting to 'strip everything down,' but ironically ATYCLB and HTDAAB are not stripped down albums at all, at least not in my opinion. ATYCLB is close, but I don't think quite. Look what he did with Johnny Cash, I think bare bones and strong songs would make an amazing album, and such a thing would be something entirely new, at least since War if you want to get technical. Don't get me wrong, I loves me layers of sonic and thematic awesomeness (Pop is my fav album by far) but I think this would make an intersting turn.

Bonus Round: I think Rubin and Eno/Lanois should trade U2 and the Chili Peppers. Could you imagine an artistic experimental Chili Peppers album? I can't even fathom. Eno especially would have a field day, and the band is certainly good enough. Anyway, that's all for now.
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Date:June 3rd, 2007 03:47 am (UTC)
You know, i really like rick rubin, i think he does great things with certain artists, but just look at what he just did with Linkin Park. Now, if you consider the fact that maybe linkin park the band, each of them can't actually play their instruments as well as we thought (minus their studio guitarist), maybe rick rubin's not at fault. I actually read reviews of the album comparing a few songs to U2 guitar sounding as well. Shame.

I think it'll be interesting to see which way U2 decides to go with the new album. I remember them saying they'll go either harder rock or soft and acoustic. I still think it'd be great to get another layed album like Pop. At least while they're still young (which they are. :D )

I'd love to see a Chili Peppers album with Eno. Stadium Arcadium is great, but the chili peppers at their expirimental best would be phenomenal.

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