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This is never actually a good thing, right?
gimme specific examples
Thats exactly what I was thinking of when I wrote this thread. Just sounds like an overdone attempt to 'develop' the songs.
do this quite alot thats pretty cool.
MMJ use it on "The Way That He Sings", it sounds awesome there.
Graham "Evil" Lee, was a great pedal steel player.
the use of pedal steel often makes me feel ill. i think that's all Mike Mogis' fault, though.
I don't really like it in most of Bright Eyes' stuff... but there is one key exception, I think it sounds amazing on old soul song.
assuming pedal steel is what i think it is :b
Plus there's some on Father To A Sister of Thought isn't there? And that's double plus good.
especially Hannah & Gabi. I still think it works on some Hefner stuff though - the end of Lee Remick, for example, is almost unbearably lush.
...of pedal steel on their stuff. And they rule.
I think it makes some songs (bright eyes and weakerthans are guilty of this i think) sound a lot blander than they really are
Steel Pedal guitar makes practically everything better. In fact, I'm off right now to mash in some pedal steel onto some Bangra.
It can only improve things.
if its done well. SFA use it pretty well - 'Run Christian Run' 'Sex War and Robots' amongst others. as did Hefner.
Idlewild's, and several others, attempt are a bit more ill fated...
"The pedal steel guitar: God's own instrument." - John Peel
at the end of 'Acid Food' by Mogwai.