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Registered: 06-2004
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CORNERSTONE - WHAT HAPPENED?


I mean if you listen to Human Stain and Once upon our Yesterdays the difference is shocking. HS was such a killer album (brilliant songs, vocals and the whole thing is so fresh and rocking) while OUOY lacks everything - tunes, energy and inspiration. Even production sucks big time, the sound lacks any punch, not to mention that Dougie's voice is lost in the mix and sounds, well... weak. Every time I give it a try I seem to fall asleep. Now what the hell happened to such a promising project? emoticon
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REAL JOHNMCCOY wrote:

I mean if you listen to Human Stain and Once upon our Yesterdays the difference is shocking. HS was such a killer album (brilliant songs, vocals and the whole thing is so fresh and rocking) while OUOY lacks everything - tunes, energy and inspiration. Even production sucks big time, the sound lacks any punch, not to mention that Dougie's voice is lost in the mix and sounds, well... weak. Every time I give it a try I seem to fall asleep. Now what the hell happened to such a promising project? emoticon



Why don't you send Doogie White an email and ask HIM maybe he'll be able to tell you. He's a great singer that guy, well worth employing and no mistake.
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Thanks BTN emoticon. I just got OUOY but haven't had a chance to play it yet...emoticon

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REAL JOHNMCCOY wrote:

I mean if you listen to Human Stain and Once upon our Yesterdays the difference is shocking. HS was such a killer album (brilliant songs, vocals and the whole thing is so fresh and rocking) while OUOY lacks everything - tunes, energy and inspiration. Even production sucks big time, the sound lacks any punch, not to mention that Dougie's voice is lost in the mix and sounds, well... weak. Every time I give it a try I seem to fall asleep. Now what the hell happened to such a promising project? emoticon



I disagree with you. Human Stain was great but Once Upon Our Yesterdays is every bit as great if not better. A very very enjoyable album. I do agree the production could have been a bit better but aside from that I really love the album


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OUOY is not weak at all! Some things could be better (the production is not as good as it should), but still a very good album. I prefer Human Stain, tough, because of the (in my ears) better songs...
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I only have OUOY, so don't have anything to compare it with (yet!). Excellent album IMO. Can't see any problem with the areas mentioned in the original post.

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I can see what you mean about the production, it is somewhat inferior to Human Stain's but certainly not enough to cause any serious problems... I wouldn't agree about everything else though, OUOY is a killer album IMHO, tunes like End Of The World, 21st Century Man, When The Hammer Falls and Passion To Warfare are some of the best the band has ever done! The guitar work, particularly soloing wise, on this album is also miles better than what was on offer in the previous two albums. I like HS too of course, perhaps even more than the new one but still a weak album this one just isn't!
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Styx sucked ass by the time they got to Cornerstone.
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Styx sucked ass by the time they got to Cornerstone.



 emoticon Wrong band.

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