Jump to content

Thoughts on new FARCRY


Recommended Posts



I do not have the new CD yet, but allow me to say something about HIGH GEAR if I may:


The music, the vibe, the lyrics, the packaging, everything is awesome save for the BRICKWALLED / OVERLY LOUD / TURN IT UP TO 11 mastering.


Yes, I understand this is the norm rather than the exception now-a-days as music is made more for iPod's and or car CD players than a serious audiophile home system, but damn, the compression levels just destroy the music for me.


Yes, I'm a nitpicker, but you asked (even if it wasn't about this particular CD).


Not trying to be a downer, just honest.


Thanks for asking... it's nice that someone actually cares.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi John,

Sorry it took so long, but I have a process I go through, before spinning a new release. I do have my own Man-cave (a loft), but during the week is Mrs Junky's time. It's also hard to spin a c.d. with the mrs telling me to turn it down or asking me where a cupcake pan is (Like I bake). So I wait until friday to do my crankin' of the tunes (Wife does a double on friday).

After opening the package, I was immpressed with the layout, photos,and of course the Cover. You have put your heart and soul on this release.

I can't tell you what my favorite or worst song on the c.d. yet, This may even surpass High Gear (Which I thought would be impossible).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Got mine yesterday and I love it. 4 spins so far in 24 hours so that says something. Fav songs so far "Now That It's Over", "Free", "When the Lights Go Down", "Best of Me", "Satisfaction", "Nothing You Can Do", "Over And Over Again". Not a bad tune on here IMO with great playing and great singing(we'll miss you Mark!). Can't wait for round 3 with Mike on vocals and hopefully that is what's being hinted at in that other thread for late 2011 for the songs left off of the album. Great job getting Steve Newman involved on four tunes and nice to see Angelo getting a writing credit on "Free"(this should be a single/video).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Posts

    • New song 'Fans Of The Dark'.    
    • Shadows of Yesterday - Vinnie Moore
    • Sorry, that wasn't really what I meant. What I was really going for is that the songs on other albums seem to me to have more of a similar feel to them, like you can tell the songs for Freedom Rock were pretty much all written at the same time. I'm not saying that the songs on Force Majeure don't sound like H.E.A.T (even though I maintain it's not as good, based on the first few spins, as their previous efforts), but that they sound, to me, more "scatterbrained" than the selections from other records. That's not an easy thing to explain, but "direction" was the best word I could think of.    Again, I probably could explained my point better. I wasn't advocating for more guitars so much, but for more variety in the guitars we get. One of the best things for me about the first two H.E.A.T albums (less so for Address the Nation, but still there) was the subtle trade-offs between Dalone and Rivers and the solos that switched between them (good examples of this include the guitar work on "Late Night Lady," "Danger Road" and "Tonight," off the top of my head). Simply because Dalone and Rivers played different set ups and had some variance in tone, you could tell the difference between their playing (though admittedly there were times where Eric Rivers was completely underutilized and overshadowed). Because of the the combination of this record's production and the guitars being all Dave, you don't have as much of that, and that's what I was trying to convey.
    • Agree it reminds of earlier material, but I'm much less of a "Hang Tough" guy and much more of a "What A Shame" kind of guy.
    • Skid Row Nelson Steel Panther Harem Scarem WASP Van Hagar Saliva Joey Tempest Michael Sweet White Lion Mr. Big ... are the easy ones for me. Possibly Warrant as well come to think of it. Some other popular ones listed taht I don't agree with would be Slaughter - 2nd album pipped it GNR - always preferred either UYI albums Tuff - really only had 1 1/2 albums so don't count    
    • and the lyrics tick tock time to rock don't make you cringe?? if it was 1986 and I was 16 it might have been just passable but now, no. 
    • Another release that seems to have been completely overlooked here on HH... check out those vids for "Give It Up" and "Love Will Not Let You Down". I swear both tunes sound like something you'd hear from AdrianGale!  Compassion | Akiba Music (bandcamp.com)  
    • I might stone thrown at me, but hear some Scorpions.
    • "One Voice", which is a demo, is the only one I hear the tape "hiss" on...
    • Is that cassette tape hiss I hear at the start of the song? Is the whole album like that or only the demo tracks?
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.