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xx Mike learned things from making SD
« Thread started on: May 24th, 2017, 07:59am »

The Wikipedia entry on SMALLCREEP'S DAY (citing the "Mike on Mike" interview LP) mentions how Mike said making the album "forced him to learn more about vocals, drums, and keyboards than he had known before."

Having just listened to the album, I wonder... what kind of things did he have to learn? (Not that I expect anyone to actually know this.)
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xx Re: Mike learned things from making SD
« Reply #1 on: May 24th, 2017, 2:33pm »

on May 24th, 2017, 07:59am, onetwothree wrote:
The Wikipedia entry on SMALLCREEP'S DAY (citing the "Mike on Mike" interview LP) mentions how Mike said making the album "forced him to learn more about vocals, drums, and keyboards than he had known before."

Having just listened to the album, I wonder... what kind of things did he have to learn? (Not that I expect anyone to actually know this.)


And whatever he learned, he used that knowledge on his next album, Acting Very Strange? grin

I consider Smallcreep's Day an excellent album, by the way.
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xx Re: Mike learned things from making SD
« Reply #2 on: May 24th, 2017, 3:00pm »

on May 24th, 2017, 2:33pm, AnythingNow wrote:
And whatever he learned, he used that knowledge on his next album, Acting Very Strange? grin

Well, maybe he used what he learned about drums. As for vocals and keyboards, well... rolleyes
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xx Re: Mike learned things from making SD
« Reply #3 on: May 25th, 2017, 06:29am »

I think this is just a general statement, he gained experience from working with other musicians who expected him to tell them what he expected them to do for his songs - which is pretty different from working in a band like Genesis in which every member tries to push their own ideas through.
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« Reply #4 on: Aug 13th, 2017, 02:29am »

Didn't Peter Gabriel too say that he only really learnt about the recording process/directing musicians/producers and getting down exactly what he wanted etc after he had made a couple of solo albums?


Read it recently but can't remember where - can anyone else??
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xx Re: Mike learned things from making SD
« Reply #5 on: Aug 13th, 2017, 06:47am »

on Aug 13th, 2017, 02:29am, p.w. wrote:
Didn't Peter Gabriel too say that he only really learnt about the recording process/directing musicians/producers and getting down exactly what he wanted etc after he had made a couple of solo albums?


Read it recently but can't remember where - can anyone else??


From Pete's website:
“With the first album I’d just left Genesis and had been used to having roles defined, and so suddenly to find myself in a studio full of serious musicians (serious in terms of their ability and what they’d done and so on) was unnerving.

It took me three albums to get the confidence and to find out what I could do that made me different from other people. And the first record really was a process of trying …
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