Days Like These (album)
Days Like These is a studio album by Diesel released in August 2008. The album reached a peak of #17 on the ARIA Charts in September 2008; the album was recorded in 12 days. "There were some overdubs done but the tracks were done quickly. It was the fastest writing process for me ever." Diesel toured the album around Australia from October to December 2008.“It was just the three of us,” says Diesel. “Myself, Richie Vez on bass and Lee Moloney on drums. It`s a new spin on old ground.” Phil Bennett of Nova Magazine said the album is "wonderful". Saying "With minimal assistance - a drummer, a bassist and himself - Diesel has come up with another underrated, understated winner." "Days Like These" "Souldier" "Crimson Man" "Lay Down Here" "Something Good" "Prisoner" "Need Your Fire" "Ain't Giving Up" "That Strong" "Take My Heart"
A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album. A producer has varying roles during the recording process, they may gather musical ideas for the project, collaborate with the artists to select cover tunes or original songs by the artist/group, work with artists and help them to improve their songs, lyrics or arrangements. A producer may also: Select session musicians to play rhythm section accompaniment parts or solos Co-write Propose changes to the song arrangements Coach the singers and musicians in the studioThe producer supervises the entire process from preproduction, through to the sound recording and mixing stages, and, in some cases, all the way to the audio mastering stage; the producer may perform these roles themselves, or help select the engineer, provide suggestions to the engineer. The producer may pay session musicians and engineers and ensure that the entire project is completed within the record label's budget.
A record producer or music producer has a broad role in overseeing and managing the recording and production of a band or performer's music. A producer has many roles that may include, but are not limited to, gathering ideas for the project, composing the music for the project, selecting songs or session musicians, proposing changes to the song arrangements, coaching the artist and musicians in the studio, controlling the recording sessions, supervising the entire process through audio mixing and, in some cases, to the audio mastering stage. Producers often take on a wider entrepreneurial role, with responsibility for the budget, schedules and negotiations. Writer Chris Deville explains it, "Sometimes a producer functions like a creative consultant — someone who helps a band achieve a certain aesthetic, or who comes up with the perfect violin part to complement the vocal melody, or who insists that a chorus should be a bridge. Other times a producer will build a complete piece of music from the ground up and present the finished product to a vocalist, like Metro Boomin supplying Future with readymade beats or Jack Antonoff letting Taylor Swift add lyrics and melody to an otherwise-finished “Out Of The Woods.”The artist of an album may not be a record producer or music producer for his/her album.
While both contribute creatively, the official credit of "record producer" may depend on the record contract. Christina Aguilera, for example, did not receive record producer credits until many albums into her career. In the 2010s, the producer role is sometimes divided among up to three different individuals: executive producer, vocal producer and music producer. An executive producer oversees project finances, a vocal producers oversees the vocal production, a music producer oversees the creative process of recording and mixings; the music producer is often a competent arranger, musician or songwriter who can bring fresh ideas to a project. As well as making any songwriting and arrangement adjustments, the producer selects and/or collaborates with the mixing engineer, who takes the raw recorded tracks and edits and modifies them with hardware and software tools to create a stereo or surround sound "mix" of all the individual voices sounds and instruments, in turn given further adjustment by a mastering engineer for the various distribution media.
The producer oversees the recording engineer who concentrates on the technical aspects of recording. Noted producer Phil Ek described his role as "the person who creatively guides or directs the process of making a record", like a director would a movie. Indeed, in Bollywood music, the designation is music director; the music producer's job is to create and mold a piece of music. The scope of responsibility may be one or two songs or an artist's entire album – in which case the producer will develop an overall vision for the album and how the various songs may interrelate. At the beginning of record industry, the producer role was technically limited to record, in one shot, artists performing live; the immediate predecessors to record producers were the artists and repertoire executives of the late 1920s and 1930s who oversaw the "pop" product and led session orchestras. That was the case of Ben Selvin at Columbia Records, Nathaniel Shilkret at Victor Records and Bob Haring at Brunswick Records.
By the end of the 1930s, the first professional recording studios not owned by the major companies were established separating the roles of A&R man and producer, although it wouldn't be until the late 1940s when the term "producer" became used in the industry. The role of producers changed progressively over the 1960s due to technology; the development of multitrack recording caused a major change in the recording process. Before multitracking, all the elements of a song had to be performed simultaneously. All of these singers and musicians had to be assembled in a large studio where the performance was recorded. With multitrack recording, the "bed tracks" (rhythm section accompaniment parts such as the bassline and rhythm guitar could be recorded first, the vocals and solos could be added using as many "takes" as necessary, it was no longer necessary to get all the players in the studio at the same time. A pop band could record their backing tracks one week, a horn section could be brought in a week to add horn shots and punches, a string section could be brought in a week after that.
Multitrack recording had another pro
Chrysalis Records is a British record label, created in 1968. The name was both a reference to the pupal stage of a butterfly and a combination of its founders' names, Chris Wright and Terry Ellis, it started as the Ellis-Wright Agency. In an interview for Jethro Tull's video 20 Years of Jethro Tull, released in 1988, Wright states "Chrysalis Records might have come into being anyway, you never know what might have happened, but Chrysalis Records came into being because Jethro Tull couldn't get a record deal and MGM couldn't get their name right on the record"; this was. Chrysalis entered into a licensing deal with Chris Blackwell's Island Records for distribution, based on the success of bands like Jethro Tull, Ten Years After and Procol Harum, which were promoted by the label. Jethro Tull signed with Reprise Records in the United States, which led Chrysalis to an American distribution deal with Reprise's parent company, Warner Bros. Records; this lasted from 1972 until U. S. Chrysalis switched to independent distribution in 1976.
PolyGram handled Festival Records covered Australia and New Zealand. Towards the end of the 1970s, the label began to extend its range of music, incorporating acts from the Punk Rock scene such as Generation X; the Chrysalis offshoot 2 Tone Records brought in bands such as The Specials and The Selecter. In 1979 Chrysalis bought and distributed U. S. folk label Takoma Records, naming manager/producer Denny Bruce as president, who signed The Fabulous Thunderbirds and T-Bone Burnett. Jon Monday, Vice President of Takoma Records prior to the acquisition continued as General Manager becoming Director of Marketing of Chrysalis Records. Chrysalis made history in 1979 by creating the first "music video album", a videocassette featuring a corresponding music video for each song on Blondie's Eat to the Beat album. In the 1980s, Chrysalis was at the forefront of the British New Romantic movement with bands such as Gen X, Spandau Ballet; the 1980s proved to be the most successful time for the label, whose roster included Billy Idol, Pat Benatar and Huey Lewis and the News.
Chrysalis distributed Animal Records, the short-lived label founded by Blondie guitarist Chris Stein. In 1983 Daniel Glass moved to Chrysalis as Director of New Music Marketing, advancing to Senior Vice President. In 1984 after the label re-established itself in New York, Eric Heckman, formally of Atlantic and Epic records promotion took over as Senior Director of Promotion and Marketing. During the next two years Chrysalis broke the News, Billy Idol and Spandau Ballet. Pat Benetar continued to find success on both traditional and dance charts; the Chrysalis Records label was sold 50% in 1990 the remaining half in 1991 to EMI with catalogue and artists such as Starsailor being shifted to the main EMI imprints. Chrysalis Records folded into EMI subsidiary and flagship label EMI Records in 2005. In 2010, BMG Rights Management bought Chrysalis Music's assets; the British Chrysalis catalogue was put up for sale by Universal Music Group after its acquisition of EMI. In July 2013, Warner Music Group completed acquisition of Parlophone Label Group, which includes the British Chrysalis catalogue, for £487 million.
When Universal Music Group purchased EMI in 2012 ownership of Chrysalis passed to UMG. In 2013 Warner Music Group acquired part of EMI from UMG, including the original UK Chrysalis Records Ltd with its catalogue of 130 artists; the American Chrysalis catalogue, including artists such as Blondie, Huey Lewis and The News, Pat Benatar, was merged into EMI Records Group America, merged into former sister label Capitol Records, is distributed by that label. In May 2016, Blue Raincoat Music purchased Chrysalis Records Ltd and most of the British signed artist catalogue from Warner Music Group. Blue Raincoat founders Jeremy Lascelles and Robin Millar brought in Robert Devereux and Chrysalis co-founder Chris Wright to augment the team; the deal reunited Wright, named non-executive chairman of Chrysalis, with the company he set up 47 years previously. The catalogues of namely Spandau Ballet, The Proclaimers, The Ramones, Jethro Tull stayed behind with Warners. Besides its European catalogue, the Chrysalis deal included the rights to Everything but the Girl, Suzi Quatro, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Naked Eyes, Grant Lee Buffalo, The Swinging Blue Jeans, Lucinda Williams, Dario G, Toumani Diabaté.
In March 2017, BMG assigned distribution of releases by other former Chrysalis artists, namely Arrow, David Dundas, Lynsey de Paul, Climax Blue Band, Ivor Cutler, to WMG's Alternative Distribution Alliance returning Chrysalis to Warners. Official site for Chrysalis Records UK at Blue Raincoat Music Ben Sisario, "Warner Music Group Buys EMI Assets for $765 Million". New York Times, "Media Decoder" blog, 7 February 2013 Discogs page on Chrysalis Records "Chrysalis Records acquired by Blue Raincoat Music founders Jeremy Lascelles and Robin Millar". Musicweek.com. Retrieved 7 December 2017. "Newly independent Chrysalis Records extends catalogue with more EMI divestments from Warner - Complete Music Update". Completemusicupdate.com. Retrieved 7 December 2017
Terry Manning is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, audio engineer, visual artist. In a career spanning more than 50 years, he has worked with Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Bryan Adams, ZZ Top, The Tragically Hip, Jay Boy Adams, Booker T. & the MG's, Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, Rhino Bucket, Johnny Winter, Johnny Taylor and the Scorchers, the Staple Singers, Molly Hatchet, George Thorogood, Al Green, Widespread Panic, Shania Twain, Joe Cocker, Joe Walsh, Lenny Kravitz, among others. In 2013, Manning was inducted into the International Rockabilly Hall of Fame, the West Texas Music Hall of Fame, the Bobby Fuller Four and Border Legends Cultural Center of El Paso, Texas. In October 2013, ECR Music Group released Manning's album "West Texas Skyline," a tribute to Bobby Fuller. In January 2015, ECR released Manning's album "Heaven Knows". Terry Manning was born in Oklahoma City, started in music in El Paso, Texas. In high school Manning showed a talent for sports, he ran track and was all-city quarterback on the football team.
He attended Memphis State University, where he served as captain of the soccer team and played junior varsity basketball. Manning began working in the music industry while he lived in El Paso, where he played guitar and sang with several local bands, including sitting in with Bobby Fuller and leading The Wild Ones. After moving to Memphis, Manning worked for years at both Stax Records and Ardent Studios as an engineer and producer and mixing, he was a principal part of Stax owner Al Bell's production team for The Staple Singers, responsible for such hit records as "Heavy Makes You Happy," "Respect Yourself," and "I'll Take You There."In 1970, Manning licensed release of his own solo album, Home Sweet Home, on Stax's Enterprise label, re-released with extra tracks by Sunbeam in 2006. In the mid 1980s Manning moved to London, worked for a year at EMI's Abbey Road Studios. In 1992, he moved to Nassau, Bahamas, to partner with Chris Blackwell in Compass Point Studios, which he operated for over twenty years.
Manning's newest releases as a music artist are the ECR Music Group/Lucky Seven Records releases of his albums, West Texas Skyline: A Tribute To Bobby Fuller, released in October 2013, his newest, Heaven Knows, released in 2015. Manning was interested and involved in photography as long as music. A close friend starting in the late 1960s was William Eggleston, who served as a mentor, as well as introducing young Manning to other photographers such as William Christenberry and Lee Friedlander. Although Manning's favorite work is his "evocative urban landscapes," he has photographed Chuck Berry, Procol Harum, Terry Reid, Jimi Hendrix, Dusty Springfield, Lenny Kravitz, many other musical artists of the rock music genre, as both an independent and as a writer/photographer for New Musical Express, he worked as a photojournalist for NME and was one of the last to photograph his acquaintance, Martin Luther King, Jr. on the day before the assassination. In August 2015, Manning's photography work began showing at art galleries in several cities.
Two photography books were released Scientific Evidence Of Life On Earth During Two Millennia, Cuba Despues Del Tiempo Especial, Antes De Los Americanos, a number of photography books and new exhibits were planned. Manning competes in marathons, including two entries in The New York Marathon, he achieved a ranking of 19th nationally in racquetball, worked as a racquetball instructor for several years. He is an instrument-rated pilot, has completed Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and History. In 1992 Manning moved to The Bahamas where he worked with Compass Point Studios. In 2017 Manning located back to El Paso, Texas. Manning has a stepson named Cory and three children named Lucas and Kari. Terry Manning's homepage Terry Manning's Producer discography Terry Manning's Engineer discography Terry Manning's Artist discography Terry Manning's Photographer page Compass Point Studio's homepage Terry Manning albums partial list
Coathanger Antennae is an album by Diesel released in June 2006. The album reached a peak of #23 on the ARIA Charts in July 2006. Coathanger Antennae is an album Diesel recorded himself, playing live to tape - a method Diesel swears "worked well for the Beatles". "There's an old joke about a band in a recording studio, after they've done a take the sound engineer says into their headphones:'Yeah, it sounds like shit, come on in!' That's the way making records is these days - everything can be fixed and it's easy to get sucked into that method of recording, brick by brick, layer upon layer." Coathanger Antennae was recorded in two months with Diesel backed by bassist Richie Vez and drummer Lee Moloney. In 2018,Diesel said. I want to make records where I can play with other people and just have fun.” Sea by Stars Saviour Beautiful Life Up in My Room Moon Morning Let You In Positive+ Crazytown No Sign for Like Is It Ok Love I Do Wait For Me Steal My Sunshine
Mark Denis Lizotte is an Australian singer-songwriter and musician, who has released material under the name Diesel, Johnny Diesel, as leader of band Johnny Diesel & the Injectors, as a solo performer, as well as under his birth name. Two of his albums reached No. 1 on the Australian Recording Industry Association Albums Charts, Hepfidelity in 1992 and The Lobbyist in 1993. Since 1987, born in Massachusetts, United States, has played on several albums by his brother-in law, Australian rock singer, Jimmy Barnes. Although better known as a singer-songwriter and guitarist, Lizotte is competent on bass guitar, drums and keyboards, he has won six ARIA Music Awards with three for'Best Male Artist' in 1993, 1994 and 1995. Diesel was born in 1966 in Fall River, United States, emigrated to Australia with his family, in November 1971, his father, Henry Bertram Lizotte, his mother, Theresa Rita were parents of Jeannine, Michael, Donna and Mark. They arrived into Sydney, dad purchased a station wagon and the family drove down the Hume Highway and settled in Albury, NSW.
Moving to Perth, Western Australia, where he had a job pouring petrol—an experience that provided inspiration for his music. Henry was a professional saxophonist performing in the US and Australia and his siblings were surrounded by music from an early age. While his siblings became teachers, Diesel settled on electric guitar as his main instrument, he recalled a time in Year 8 at Scarborough Senior High School when he decided on a musical career: "I was trying to get my head around algebra and I thought:'Hang on, I don't have to do this. I can play music as a job!'". During his school days at Scarborough Senior High School he joined a newly formed band by Duncan Andrews named "Dark Spot"; the band was Diesel's first. Whilst the band was without a vocalist for some time, Andrews was on bass, with Bill Advic on electric rhythm guitar and Diesel on lead guitar; each band member tried out for the vocalist spot but it was thought that no one could sing well enough. In 1981 Dark Spot entered the battle of the band competition in Fremantle with an original song penned by Duncan Andrews with Andrews on vocals and bass.
It was well regarded that Diesel's lead guitar talents stole the show and won first prize for the band. In his mid-teens, Diesel performed with The Kind and Close Action; the Kind had Diesel with Denise DeMarchi, Suze DeMarchi, Dean Denton, Gary Dunn, John'Yak' Sherrit and Boyd Wilson. Close Action included Diesel on guitar, Bernie Bremond on saxophone, John Heussenstamm on guitar and Sherrit on drums. In 1983 he joined Innocent Bystanders, a Perth pub rock band, they released a single, "Lebanon" in 1984 with the line-up of Diesel, John "Tatt" Dalzell on bass guitar, Brett Keyser on vocals, Cliff Kinneen on keyboards and Sherrit on drums. Innocent Bystanders travelled to Sydney to record their second single, "Dangerous", released in July 1986, they had attracted the attention of hard rockers, The Angels, went on to record another single and an album, Don't Go Looking Back, released in 1986, however Diesel had left the band. By June 1986, Diesel was back in Perth and had split from Innocent Bystanders leaving fellow member Ross Watson but taking Bremond and Sherritt, they formed Johnny Diesel & the Injectors with George Dalstrom as a second guitarist.
The band played a mixture of blues and Southern rock. Dalstrom left by the end of 1986. According to music journalist, Ed Nimmervoll, the name Johnny Diesel was either from Lizotte's days as a petrol dispenser or from a corruption of John Dalzell's name being misapplied to him as the lead singer; as explained by Lizotte, the real story is. "John had one kid and another on the way," Mark explains. "A friend of ours used to refer to them as'Johnny Diesel and his little injectors'. I got a call from the woman from the venue where we were playing one night a week...'You're starting to draw a few people,' she said.'I'm going to put an ad in the paper, does this nameless band have a name?' I told her we were'Johnny Diesel and the Injectors'. It was just a joke. I wanted it to appear in the newspaper to amuse John Dalzall but the name stuck; when we got to Sydney, our Management said, ` Everyone will think. Are you going to go along with it?' I wasn't going to be stuck-in-the-mud, so I said, yeah. Whatever... fine".
Johnny Diesel & the Injectors moved to Sydney in September after taking up management by Brent Eccles, drummer for The Angels. The group began playing support shows for The Choirboys and The Radiators, they came to the attention of Jane Barnes, wife of hard rocker, Jimmy Barnes, through her recommendation, Diesel was hired to work on Barnes' third solo album, Freight Train Heart. When Barnes took to the road to tour the album in November, Diesel was retained as lead guitarist, while Johnny Diesel & the Injectors were the opening act, it was the beginning of a long relationship between Diesel and Barnes, who would become brothers In law after Diesel married Jep in 1989. Diesel's band signed with Chrysalis Records and their eponymous debut album, Johnny Diesel & the Injectors, was recorded in Memphis, Tennessee with producer Terry Manning from August 1988 and release
Last Shower is a collaborative extended play by Canadian singer songwriter Tim Chaisson and Australian singer songwriter Diesel. A music video for the track "Last Shower" was released on 10 October 2013. Chaisson and Diesel toured the EP throughout Australia in October and November 2013. Josh Dixon of Renowned for Sound gave the EP 4 stars out of 5 saying "The first thing you’ll notice with "Last Shower"... is that it combines the best elements of Chaisson’s voice and Diesel’s musicality to make for a unique collaboration. The song has a western tinge to it, but is rooted in acoustic rock stylings. It’s easy to listen to, catchy enough that you’ll want to listen to it again." Adding "It’s true that the music here could be deemed as generic, but the individual talents of the two singers are on display and make up for any shortcomings. Chaisson and Diesel both have impressive voices, the harmonies on Last Shower make this known." Digital download/ Compact Disc"Last Shower" "Tip of My Tongue" "Speak Easier" "Wildflowers"