View Full Version : Jeff Lynne

Vincent Fandango
10-05-2002, 08:23:35
as a producer is IMHO just terrible.

I listened to several examples yesterday, Parts from harrison's Cloud9, Macca's Flaming Pie and some of Petty's song.

Lynne doesn't have a feeling for the artist. That's the worst thing you can say of a producer. The first thoght that comes to my mind in "produced by Jeff Lynne", whoever the artist is.

Very obviously if you listen to Petty's "into the great wide open" and compare it to "wallflowers" (produced by Rick Rubin) album. Especially "Learnig to Fly" sounds like ELO.

The tricks are:

1. To add these clean chorus guitars (lots) flowting around with megacompressions.
2. Set up a 2-4-2-4-2-4-2-4 bash snare ("hold on tiiiiiight"....)
3. Pour in sparkling keyboard layers

No matter what the song is like, Lynne manages to kill it!

see here (http://bobdylanbiography.8k.com/Jeff_Lynne/jeff_lynne_biography.htm)

10-05-2002, 08:42:12

Vincent Fandango
10-05-2002, 08:50:36
I wonder why people take him as a producer. Well, he's sucessful, or better: his albums as a producer are. Petty's Lynne albums were far more successful than the Rubin albums. maybe Rubin should drown songs in reverb ...

10-05-2002, 08:57:29
I have a lot of albums produced by Rick Rubin his production seems very subtle. You just hear the songs really.

Vincent Fandango
10-05-2002, 09:01:45
Ant that's what a producer should do. Rubin did a great job with Petty and Cash, but on the other side he produced the top albums of the RHCP in a different manner.

You got to listen and to conclude. What is the band? What is the song? Becoming a part of the band, or better: becooming part of the spirit of the band.

What Lynne does is pouring the same old ELO sauce over every song.

10-05-2002, 09:16:07
Yeah, most of the stuff I've got of his is Rock/Alternative. Beastie Boys and RHCP are two, both very different. He also did the new System of a Down album which is brilliantly done.

Vincent Fandango
10-05-2002, 09:23:25
Imagine these albums produced by Lynne :lol:

10-05-2002, 09:25:34
I think the Beastie Boys produced by Lynne would be immense. :D

Vincent Fandango
10-05-2002, 09:28:47
I can imageine what "Californication" would sound like.

10-05-2002, 09:29:52
That one wouldn't be ludicrous enough to be funny. It'd just be really bad.

10-05-2002, 11:51:58
Yes I hate Jeff Lynne for everything he did to Tom Petty's albums, they are so over produced and have no hard edges.

I am so glad others feel this way.

10-05-2002, 11:55:04
I bet Snapcase likes him. :D

Vincent Fandango
10-05-2002, 12:21:04
Snapcase prays to him 3 times a day. In fact Snapcase was produced by Jeff Lynne (he should put it in his sig).

The Flaming Pie album is in fact one of the better Macca albums. It could have been OK if Lynne didn't kill some of the songs.

10-05-2002, 12:33:19
Never heard of him.

Vincent Fandango
10-05-2002, 12:35:41
That's ama - wait, my lie detecors are yelling at me - OK, that's amazing!

10-05-2002, 12:36:26
I've never heard of him either but I did a good job of making myself look like I had.

Vincent Fandango
10-05-2002, 12:38:06
I'm Jeff Lynne.

10-05-2002, 12:39:31
No, I'm Jeff Lynne!

Vincent Fandango
10-05-2002, 12:41:03
Damned, I just checked it, you are right. I'm Trevor Horn!
Actually eff Lynne looks a little like Bob Drekkus Ross

10-05-2002, 12:58:25
Snapcase is Ross Robinson. :D

Vincent Fandango
10-05-2002, 13:06:59
Or Bob Ezrin ...

10-05-2002, 13:07:42
No... Bob Rock!

Vincent Fandango
10-05-2002, 13:17:48
Mike Batt (the Wombles!!!)

10-05-2002, 13:20:10
David Batty!

Nills Lagerbaak
10-05-2002, 13:23:21
?Greetings to one and all, from the LagerBaak

Vincent Fandango
10-05-2002, 13:33:34
That killed the thread

10-05-2002, 14:35:42
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
?Greetings to one and all, from the LagerBaak

Hey, sorry dude I was working.

13-05-2002, 15:39:16
I really liked ELO. When I was 12 years old that is. I think I still might have an album somewhere. But when I discovered heavier music like Duran Duran I kind of lost track of Jeff Lynne.

And indeedy, Jefke does look a bit Bobbish. :D