Originally Posted by Roland
Mike say's he's open to other suggestions, however, it has become fairly obvious that he has set his heart on doing it this way
I wish you knew how many times I've gone and doubted the whole album idea because of the advise on here. I AM listening.
And we wouldn't release an album all at once, no one is that stupid. A couple singles/videos and gigging our asses off whenever we can to promote those singles and build buzz for a release. I wanted to work with Jim partially for the name but mainly because I know him to be a great producer - the lead singer of Elliot Minor is a friend of mine who speaks nothing of good about Jim's work, and Alex tells you exactly what he thinks of someone, an admirable trait.
I didn't say we couldn't get a good drum sound here, I had a middle-of-the-night panic about where near us for a reasonable amount could do drum tracks. It was stupid panic, because frankly we found a place by the next morning. Fear over. Done.
But please don't say my mind is set on anything - I overthink as much as it is, those who know me would honestly be amazed if this wasn't conflicting me more than it already is.
And honestly, by the logic most of you are putting forward, why not just a record a damn single, not even an EP? I am confident that my tunes will stand out - this isn't a "I'm gonna face the world, I'll show you!" kind of thing, it's just out of 5/6 year's worth of material I'm picking 11/12 of them to be on a record. We'll gig our asses off, sleep on floors, promote the hell out of it. If it doesn't work, at least I can say "we tried". Honestly, makes a lot more sense than pissing about on this thread bickering over doing 5 more tracks when honestly I believe the number of tracks to be irrelevant now, just the quality of the tunes.
The argument given here WOULD be valid from you guys if all the tracks were costing the same. But they're not. The single with Jim is around 60% of the budget, with Don costing the next amount and then over here costing less. I don't even know how we'll release it at this point because, again, I'm overthinking everything as I always do. However, in the situation I'm in, with a large collection of songs written and a budget that could do this amount comfortably, it makes sense to get a ton of recording done and then just go out there and play to kids who love pop rock. I started to enjoy playing stuff live a million times more recently anyway.
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