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    Quote Originally Posted by Nostalgia Act View Post
    It's more than Mike not contributing to the writing process, that he slams.
    Agreed!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nostalgia Act View Post
    It's more than Mike not contributing to the writing process, that he slams.
    What does that mean (he slams) ?

    Moreover, how much of the writing process was Mike supposed to contribute to? Up until Diver Down, his bass sat upfront on many songs, but at some point, he was buried in the mix. Who/what did that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenninaus View Post
    My frustration with Dave live in recent years is that he CAN do it but for some reason is determined not to. When he sings in his natural baritone range he is fine and perfectly good enough for a good show, but for some reason he has invented/developed this other weird technique to try to substitute for his long lost higher register and its BAD.

    I can not believe that somebody hasnt told him. "Dont do that, just stick with this". Somebody HAS to have but it seems evident taht Dave is too much of an alpha to take it on board.
    I think the same thing that made him so great on stage in the day is what screws him up now. Overconfidence, exuberance, lack of control. He's still Dave. It's like asking Babe Ruth to shorten his swing at the end of his career because he was missing a lot more pitches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNGLE DRUMMER View Post
    Well, Ed puts out a lot of gear that brings a lot of joy to many guitarists. He's always been a tinkerer.
    Thought he was a tone chaser ...

    GET READY TO GET READY...
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    somehow a ton of stuff got deleted from my IPOD so I reloaded all the music I have on my computer, I have tons of VH boots (everything from the clubs to the ADKOT tour), they were so f'n good until the whole 96 fiasco.

 

 

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