Screw producers...make your basement album, give it to your band of choice (like Michael Bland, Kevin Bowe, and Jim Boquist), let them rehearse the songs on their own, get some cheap local studio time, hire a cheap local engineer, knock em out in 1 or 2 takes...VOILA! great songs, better production, and not over-produced or expensive.
I should write this under a new or different thread. The subject line is clearly not appropriate. Anyway, I'm getting convinced the songwriting on Folker is as good as Suicaine, which I like a lot. I'd just prefer different mixing/drumming/whatever.
Hi folkers! While playing 'Folker' I had beer for breakfast, beer for lunch & beer for dinner & in between and guess what?... by then I was totally grown to the album! Just in one day! Alright, great site this, cheers mates
I hereby apologize for jumping on the "Folker is Awful" bandwagon months ago.
I love it now. Caught 3 Paul shows - Anaheim, Dallas and Austin - in the past month and am reminded what a captivating performer he is. These songs come alive in person, not that they're not good on CD. I changed my mind and started to love Folker before I saw the live shows this month. What a personal and capitivating album.
And it's always fun meeting other Paul fans on the road. Hope to catch at least one more show on this tour.
Anyway, I hope others who hated it can come around too. -Laura