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  • Posted 32 days ago in Dave Holland
    [QUOTE=Nightfly] Don't know if Holland owned the studio but according to Rob Halford's recent autobiography he was pretty depressed about having his drum parts taken by a drum machine which ultimately led to him quitting the band. I think he may have still played on some of the album. I haven't played it for a while but I'll give it a listen and see if there's any noticeable difference in the drum sound between tracks. I remember the title track definitely being a drum machine.[/QUOTE] I think ”Hard as Iron” must be a drum machine too. That song sounds like Judas Priest meets Nitzer Ebb and something that could be played in a club, if they did a remix. The drums sound way too artificial to suit a heavy metal song imo.Also, ”Blood Red Skies” is 100% drum machine according to KK Downing’s autobiography.hellorhighwater2021-03-11 05:12:21
  • Posted 32 days ago in Dave Holland
    Hi!Do anyone know if Dave Holland owned Estudios Mediterráneo (former Ibiza Sound Studios) at the time it was burnt to the ground in 1990? Holland bought the studio in 1983 when Judas Priest was about to record Defenders of the Faith. According to the Judas Prist Info Pages the fire was suspected as a insurance fraud.KK Downing, and maybe also Glenn Tipton, felt restrained by Holland’s drumming when they wanted to experiment with the Priest sound and speed things up, especially during live shows. Therefore they decided to use a drum machine during the recording of Ram It Down. I don’t know if Holland played at all on the album, altough being credited. Maybe he layed down the drum patterns for the drum machine? Though I think Downing or Tipton did that.Holland reportedly didn’t show any signs or being bothered by the drum machine. But at the end of the Mercenaries of Metal Tour in 1988, Holland started acting out against Glenn Tipton whom he saw as responsible for replacing Holland with a drum machine. After one of these rants against Tipton, he added; ”and by the way, I’m quitting the band”, which he would do as soon as the tour was over.
  • Posted 33 days ago in Detective & Chequered Past
    Hi!I think Detective and Chequered Past are missing from the MMA. Both bands were fronted by Michael Des Barres, who later would replace Robert Palmer as the singer in The Power Station.Detective is some enjoyable 70s hard rock, sounding like Led Zeppelin, Humble Pie, and Bad Company. Chequered Past were a short-lived supergroup with Des Barres from Detective, Clem Burke from Blondie, Steve Jones from Sex Pistols, and Tony Sales from Utopia. They played some generic, but still enjoyable, 80s hard rock, not to different from what Steve Jones later would do on his solo albums.Regards hellorhighwater2021-03-10 05:41:21


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