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    Default Why did Dave stop working with Ted Templeman

    I was listening to a couple of songs from skyscraper today and wondered why Dave parted ways with Templeman after EEAS. I've never heard the story...I'm assuming Dave wanted to do a more "experimental" record and Ted wanted to say with the "big rock" sound of EEAS but it's only an assumption on my part.

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    i don't remember if there was a story behind it. could have been something as simple as scheduling.
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    I heard Ted simply retired...
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    Quote Originally Posted by abcrazy1 View Post
    I heard Ted simply retired...

    That is what I always heard it was, and then Dave made the incredibly wise decision (among a string of wise decisions) to produce the album himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    That is what I always heard it was, and then Dave made the incredibly wise decision (among a string of wise decisions) to produce the album himself.

    why does it seem that everything VH related that the guys decide to self produce sounds like garbage....skyscraper, 5150, OU812, III. Interesting to note that production wise I never said goodbye is pretty good and that was done by Sam and Ed. Sam's 10/13 is pretty good too and that's Lauser and Hagar....

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    Maybe Ted parted ways with Dave, and after listening to a lot of the synth cheese on Skyscraper, I wouldn't blame him

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    Oh come on, wouldn't any good producer salivate over "Hotdog and a Shake" or "Stand Up"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by abcrazy1 View Post
    I heard Ted simply retired...

    Well, he continued to work with Van Halen after that. Maybe he went into a semi-retirement? I believe his work with Van Halen was vocals only.
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    Belikemike, didn't Templeman produce FUCK? That was 2/3 years after Sky. So that would dismiss the retirement theory. I could be wrong, but there is always politics with this stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZORBA5150 View Post
    Oh come on, wouldn't any good producer salivate over "Hotdog and a Shake" or "Stand Up"?
    That's funny I really like Hot Dog and a Shake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edvanheineken View Post
    Belikemike, didn't Templeman produce FUCK? That was 2/3 years after Sky. So that would dismiss the retirement theory. I could be wrong, but there is always politics with this stuff.

    he also co-produced a band with ed in 92, I think....I think the band was called "private life" or something. I've got the tape somewhere.

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    i think TT did both Private Life discs. i have the first one on tape, the second on CD.

    trivia-the Tia Carrere/Crucial Taunt song "Touch Me" from the first Wayne's World was a Private Life song...
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    Quote Originally Posted by twonabomber View Post
    i think TT did both Private Life discs. i have the first one on tape, the second on CD.

    trivia-the Tia Carrere/Crucial Taunt song "Touch Me" from the first Wayne's World was a Private Life song...
    I've got the first one in my hand as we "speak" it was released in 1990, produced by Ed and Ted and yes, Touch Me is the first song on the tape.

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    you have the second one. the first one was called Shadows.
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    I thought Andy Johns produced FUCK and that Ted was just brought in at the end to see if he could add anything.
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