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    correct me if Im wrong..what a helluva combination Ed & Donn..love the story of them locking themselves up in the studio after hours and doing fairwarning and 1984..what ever happend to this guy ?
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    I think he died.
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    ..come on Dave..give me a break..thats Donn right ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by the van baron View Post
    ..come on Dave..give me a break..thats Donn right ?
    I thought that was Ted, but I'm not sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodewijk View Post
    I think he died.
    didn't he die of cancer just before RHRH was released, they dedicated that album to him if i remember correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommywho5150 View Post
    didn't he die of cancer just before RHRH was released, they dedicated that album to him if i remember correctly.
    You guys are thinking of Ed Leffler, their manager before the hell that became Ray Danniels.

    Far as I know, Landee is still alive and well, still engineering but I think he and Eddie had a falling out of sorts...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixstring View Post
    You guys are thinking of Ed Leffler, their manager before the hell that became Ray Danniels.

    Far as I know, Landee is still alive and well, still engineering but I think he and Eddie had a falling out of sorts...
    you are ofcourse correct there Bill. i wondered why there was no mention of his death on Wikipedia!
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    I'm pretty sure Donn helped Ed with the porn soundtrack, so I don't think they could have had that much of a falling out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrispyTone View Post
    I'm pretty sure Donn helped Ed with the porn soundtrack, so I don't think they could have had that much of a falling out.
    I don't think Ed & Donn have worked together since F.U.C.K. but I may be wrong. I think the porn thing, Ed did all by himself.
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    I believe the last album Landee was involved with was OU812. I remember that Ed complained that he couldn't hear Mike's bass in the final mix, so they parted ways. Kind of ironic isn't it??

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixstring View Post
    You guys are thinking of Ed Leffler, their manager before the hell that became Ray Danniels.

    Far as I know, Landee is still alive and well, still engineering but I think he and Eddie had a falling out of sorts...
    There's a link here:http://www.discogs.com/artist/Donn+Landee
    I have not dug into this page, so no little about it, but it was posted on another forum asking the same question.

    For a time though before the economic collapse, I believe he was doing some software/consultation work. I seem to remember that.
    There have been rumors that he's done engineering here and there for other artists, but not VH, but is retired, or at least semi retired from that.
    On the falling out with VH...I do know there was some friction after OU812. The idea was bounced around to get a fresh perspective so Andy among many others were suggested to replace Donn. I don't think it was a pure falling out, but their sound on OU812 was a real letdown and it seemed they were in a rut production wise. I'm sure there were hurt feelings as he was instrumental in the conception and outfitting of 5150, but shit happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixstring View Post
    I don't think Ed & Donn have worked together since F.U.C.K. but I may be wrong. I think the porn thing, Ed did all by himself.
    I believe OU812 was the last for Donn Landee. Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin and Rolling Stones) produced on F.U.C.K. Then they parted ways with Andy saying he was too drunk all the time...LOL Eddie and Sammy... Look who's calling the kettle black.
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    Donn was the engineer on the six pack, correct?

    Maybe that better suited his talents, as I think both 5150 and especially OU812 from a production point are shit. Some of that is due to the time period, but a lot of it isn't.
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