Hide the metronome!

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The Edges Cat

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Hide the metronome!
« on: February 12, 2020, 05:16:09 PM »
Oi, minds out of the gutter! I want the band to make Larry ditch the metronome for their next recording session and see what happens. Worst case scenario his timing will be 0.00001 second out of whack. But I'm interested to hear how the others react and play.
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: Hide the metronome!
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2020, 05:27:21 PM »
I'm all for it...let's hear the difference, right?
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Re: Hide the metronome!
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2020, 05:31:30 PM »
What is to be gained?

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Re: Hide the metronome!
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2020, 05:57:42 PM »
The band will be looser.
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: Hide the metronome!
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2020, 06:42:42 PM »
The methadone metronome
Pumping out 150 channels 24 hours a day
You can flip through all of them
But still, there's nothing worth watching

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Re: Hide the metronome!
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2020, 07:14:05 PM »
Was this written by Wons?  ;D

Comparing a band's studio performances tempo evolution with or without a click track: A case study on U2's early records by Giulio Moro

https://sites.google.com/site/ecs729spr2014/projects/moro
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: Hide the metronome!
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2020, 07:15:36 PM »
Another good article about Larry Mullen's brain:

https://brettworks.com/2011/04/26/on-musical-time-and-drummers-brains/
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.