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nice but after a minute the much-too-much in effecting and fading in and out and here and there was really making me confused. a whole concert like this and after I have to live alone in the woods for at least five years.
Hahahahaha...very true! :)
i must have a disorder 'cause i LOVE it :)
I thought it was a great clip.
love more the original clip with porl and perry and 1992 in the show !
I like the idea of the double feed (and the simultaneous dose of Jason) and after a while it makes me feel as thou I'm inebriated.
I don't want to start a debate but the original version has THREE toms involved. Jason just uses TWO. This is almost like a guitarist playing with just five strings (or four!). THAT is how bad for a drummer Jason sounds. Maybe non musicians just go with it but for musicians this is like an insult!
The 2005-2009 period must've been extremely insulting for you then, when they dropped the entire freakin' keyboards.
Blah blah blah! Jason rules!Always the same blah blah about Jason. Why no discussions about Porl or Reeves? Do or did they play so original??? No!
Jason is great in his own way. Boris was great too. Cannot deny this. Boris' sound was heavily and better amplified than Jason has had, and I am sure Boris used more resonant drum heads, etc. etc. I do wish Jason's drum kit and tone would get a little punchier though, and echo-ey.. Other than that he plays tighter than Boris, and that's that.
Also wish that Reeve's guitar could get a bit louder in the mix.. ok, other than that, loving how the band is sounding this year so far.
I concur with you. His guitar can barely be heard in many songs.@David: About Jason playing tighter... i would say 'robotic', but I see he has improved and in the old classics, he is now playing some of the drum fills that were originally recorded in studio.
I don't particularly care about how many toms are used or the fact that Jason's parts (or Reeves', or anyone else for that matter) don't sound just like the album or weren't played exactly the same way as the last...whatever...in the band. The argument that Jason is great in his own right is...err...fine, I guess. But to argue that he is tighter than Boris is like arguing that a line drawn freehand is straighter than one drawn with a ruler. It's a human drum machine vs. a very "rawk" drummer. I loved Boris' drumming, but the man's been out of the band for close to 20 years now! On a good day, Jason's drumming doesn't bug me and/or I can just ignore it, but overall I really don't like his style. I have not felt that way about any of the other drummers in the band. Andy was a demon behind the kit, and even Lol had his own thing going on. Boris is in a different world, though...I don't know that anyone could have filled his footsteps. If anyone other than a clone had inherited his "throne," there is a very good chance we would still be having these same arguments.Blah blah blah...I'm trying not to get into this or care about it anymore (and yet...here I am)
20 years and we are still talking about him. He must have left a lot of good things for the band. His style has gained him lots of fans as we can see in YouTube.What I find curious is that when Jason joined the band, his fans immediately began to say that he was better and more 'human' than Boris because Boris was like 'drum machine' and almost a robot at playing the drums. Well, 20 YEARS AFTER, people are saying the same about Jason (who plays to a metronome with fixed beats per minute pattern in every show). I find this very funny.
Robert's voice sounds SO GOOD!!
Agree! After Rome where the Did The whole 4:13, I thought that was it. And at this time (2008/2009) he really sounded like a desperate sceaming frog. I'm so glad he's back. Not in the extra high pitches anymore but he really used to learn dealing with it. Awesome!
i could watch that ALL day.
andreas@you just blah blah blah !!!!
Very surprised to be saying this, but:1. This sounds better than it did 1992!2. The Schecter baritone actually sounds better than the Bass VI has been for the last few years.Overall, I'm very impressed. Something has happened to the band lately...I don't know what it is, but it's certainly a good thing.Very sad that I won't be able to make it to Hurricane or Southside this weekend to see the Reeves Gabrels iteration of The Cure this weekend. I would love it if he's around for more than just the summer shows!Jayzuss this sounds good...GS
I've noticed that the overall sound of the band has improved A LOT over the last tours and reminds me of the Wish era. Yes, Robert's sound is better too and I can foretell that Schecter complaints rate will be lower during this shows.The only thing left to improve is the drum sound. I hope Jason changes that little cymbal at this left that sounds so girly AND adds one more tom to play songs like High, Last Dance, The Kiss, IOTWCS, WCIBY, etc properly.