What's A Producers greatest tool?


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Mar 28, 2001
Originally posted by Cedar Flat Fats:
Quality songwriters and killer musicians. The formula for all the hits of the golden age
60's, 70's and 80's! Just ask Don Kirshner.....Fats
Fats as usual came close and/or surpassed my answer:
A great phone book! e.i. players, writers,engineers, rooms, ect. When you make connections keep those numbers and stay in touch. Make a list of all the great players in your area, and what they're good at. A list of rooms, of rental gear.
When you have a new client, nothing looks better than calling the cats that make you look great.

Tony C

Originally posted by Bob Olhsson:
The ability to consistently inspire people to perform beyond what they believe are their limits.
Yep, I agree totally, this is the one tool (talent) that makes a producer the real deal... the rest of the BS could easily be left to any good mananger type meatball.


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Mar 28, 2001
Originally posted by Fletcher:
The balls to do the unexpected.
As in picking a great song? Working up a great arrangement?
Coaxing great perfoemances?
In todays corporate enviorment, I would agree that this has become "unexpected".
Great players , engineers, ect can help create an enviorment that lets the unexpected happen.
Chaos Theory anyone?


When chaos theory becomes Chaos Magick... :eek:

"Any sufficiently advanced form of science will appear indistinguishable from Magick." - Arthur C. Clark...

...remember this also works in the obverse...


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Nov 3, 2001
1. platinum ears (and the space between them)
2. golden tongue (see entries above)
3. eyes of steel (to stare down the a$r creeps)

newcastle, oz
(soon of paris, france)