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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Is It Just Me?

Jeff Lynn has got to be the worst producer ever.

Why do I mention this? Because there's a Tom Petty song playing on XM right now, which I think really sucks. Mainly because obviously, it was produced by Jeff Lynn.

I never liked E.L.O. that much, mostly because of what I'll call a 'dry' beat they had in all their songs. After they became a thing of the past, Lynn somehow convinced the powers that be he was a good producer.
Here's a couple of examples. First, The Traveling Wilburys, who's "Handle Me With Care" had that same droll snare beat.
Then we had the so-called lost Beatles tapes released, in which one of the songs was "Free As A Bird". Same boring, snare tapping beat.

I think they all would have done better and made more money had they hired a producer with a broader scope of instrumentation and richer sound quality.

But what do I know? I'm only a consumer, not a producer.

2 comments:

Peggasus said...

If he makes Tom Petty sound bad, he's gotta suck bigtime. Because Tom and the Heartbreakers are awesome.

TheTravelling Wilburys were pretty OK though, if only by virture of the musicians who made them up, though I suppose they could have been much better on that same account if they had a decent producer.

curmudgeon said...

Yeah, Tom Petty - pre-Lynn - is an old favorite of mine.
ANd The Traveling Wilbury's had good songs. I just think they could have sounded better.