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Re: "Dodge & Burn" Listening Party +1 Available

PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:54 pm
by Kali Durga
rsimms3 wrote:Waiting to hear about the experience, enjoy it!


+1

Re: "Dodge & Burn" Listening Party +1 Available

PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:58 pm
by koala
Yes a detailed account of every minute, please.

Re: "Dodge & Burn" Listening Party +1 Available

PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:48 pm
by rsimms3
Where you at Bobby? Off somewhere drunk with Jack watching some baseball?

Re: "Dodge & Burn" Listening Party +1 Available

PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:39 pm
by dylnfan
Driving back now, will post more later. Until then...

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Re: "Dodge & Burn" Listening Party +1 Available

PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:04 am
by rsimms3
Win!

Re: "Dodge & Burn" Listening Party +1 Available

PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:22 am
by Alabama Woody
Sweet !

Re: "Dodge & Burn" Listening Party +1 Available

PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:32 am
by ColdNorth
You lucky people.
I didn't sign up for the competition.
Impossible to get to Nashville in time.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:22 pm
by shaneoftheroad
dylnfan wrote:Driving back now, will post more later. Until then...

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Advanced listening party with the band, signatures and a one-of-a-kind photo print. Music fan perfection.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:39 pm
by dylnfan
shaneoftheroad wrote:
dylnfan wrote:Driving back now, will post more later. Until then...

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Advanced listening party with the band, signatures and a one-of-a-kind photo print. Music fan perfection.


It was pretty epic. Couple of random thoughts, as I don't have time to write a full review of the experience (buried in work after missing yesterday).

1. The Stone Fox served up tasty libations (was driving so I had to pass) and grilled dogs w/pickled cabbage, mango salsa, and jalapeño ranch. Could have eaten them all day.

2. We all got a full tour of the TMR facilities (sans the main office space for some reason) - recording booth, design department, merch storage, distribution/packaging center, office space, etc. The office space is done up to look like an old manufacturing plant, that was at one point converted to a hotel, then the record business that it is now. My description does not even do it justice, only pictures will make sense. Oh yeah, and there's an elevator built to look like it's housed in a giant old blast furnace.

3. Stripped us of all phones and personal belongings before entering the blue room, where we were greeted individually by Jack. It was too freaking weird. I was so blown away by the room itself, that I had to do a double take when Jack introduced himself to me. Pretty cool, he really made an effort to introduce and shake everyone's hand. Did the same throughout the time we were listening to the record...moving across the room and sitting next to folks, getting people drinks, chatting folks up about the record, etc.

4. Per the aforementioned chatting, turns out Jack's favorite track on the new LP is "Three Dollar Hat," while all of the DW's friends like "Let Me Through." He said he was particularly proud of his performance on 3$Hat and, believe me, he's got every reason to be. It's got an incredibly cool hip-hop vibe, the drumming is insane, etc. Folks are really going to dig it.

5. My impression of the LP - heavy as fuck, and consistently good. Instantly loved most tracks but highlights were "I Feel Love" (vocal track and time changes are wicked), "Three Dollar Hat" (again, super cool hip-hop vibe), "Be Still" (Allison's vocal track is unbelievable), and "Impossible Winner." The latter will blow folks away, as it doesn't necessarily fit with anything else on the record. It's anthemic, uplifting, and according to Jack, "the best song Allison has ever written." I couldn't help gushing to Dean about how much it sounded like an old Queen track (as a kid who grew up on 70's rock, he totally took that as a compliment).

6. After the record was over, we were invited to stick around, chat with the band, get pics, etc. Everyone was incredibly gracious and appeared to genuinely enjoy talking with us. On our way out, we got a goodie back w/the signed HYFTH single I posted earlier, and the "video production department" interviewed us for our impression of the record. Let's hope my interview doesn't show up anywhere...I've got a face for radio.

Anyway, an incredible time that will not be forgotten. BTW, if some of you were hesitating to enter the contest thinking you'll never get selected, Cam said that because of the short notice you had about a 1/25 chance of winning...not bad really. And he's still not divulging the number of Vault members, so don't bother asking. LOL! :lol:

Re: "Dodge & Burn" Listening Party +1 Available

PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:53 pm
by rsimms3
You've got to be the luckiest SOB ever! Couldn't happen to a better guy, hope your +1 had as much fun. If I'd been there I would have talked Jack's ear off about record lathes and the booth. Man I wish things had been different, maybe next time.

Re: "Dodge & Burn" Listening Party +1 Available

PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:29 pm
by Bikedo
Thanks for the story.
"A face for radio" I laughed.

Not a Dead Weather fan but off course I'll give this a spin and your review sounds promising.

Re: "Dodge & Burn" Listening Party +1 Available

PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:35 pm
by Aquamarine
I'd totally agree with dylnfan's review, except that it was so dark in the room that I couldn't read the track listings and match them to the tracks, so it's all going to be a big surprise for me when the album comes out. :lol: I THINK my favorite track was Cop and Go, but I can't be sure! Loved the album as a whole, anyway.


Oh, and luckily when they tried to interview me, it was in a spot that was too loud to get good audio, so I was saved from that. :D

Re: "Dodge & Burn" Listening Party +1 Available

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:11 am
by love_islander
Sounds like a pretty cool experience. Jealous over here

Re: "Dodge & Burn" Listening Party +1 Available

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:28 am
by jesxsmith
Great recap! I completely agree about the album, I don't know if its because of the experience or if its purely the music but I loved it instantly. Every single song.

Side note, during the tour we got to see the listening booth thats heading to Detroit :D

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:53 am
by dylnfan
dylnfan wrote:
shaneoftheroad wrote:
dylnfan wrote:Driving back now, will post more later. Until then...

ImageUploadedByTapatalk1439847573.954408.jpg


ImageUploadedByTapatalk1439847589.227933.jpg


Advanced listening party with the band, signatures and a one-of-a-kind photo print. Music fan perfection.


It was pretty epic. Couple of random thoughts, as I don't have time to write a full review of the experience (buried in work after missing yesterday).

1. The Stone Fox served up tasty libations (was driving so I had to pass) and grilled dogs w/pickled cabbage, mango salsa, and jalapeño ranch. Could have eaten them all day.

2. We all got a full tour of the TMR facilities (sans the main office space for some reason) - recording booth, design department, merch storage, distribution/packaging center, office space, etc. The office space is done up to look like an old manufacturing plant, that was at one point converted to a hotel, then the record business that it is now. My description does not even do it justice, only pictures will make sense. Oh yeah, and there's an elevator built to look like it's housed in a giant old blast furnace.

3. Stripped us of all phones and personal belongings before entering the blue room, where we were greeted individually by Jack. It was too freaking weird. I was so blown away by the room itself, that I had to do a double take when Jack introduced himself to me. Pretty cool, he really made an effort to introduce and shake everyone's hand. Did the same throughout the time we were listening to the record...moving across the room and sitting next to folks, getting people drinks, chatting folks up about the record, etc.

4. Per the aforementioned chatting, turns out Jack's favorite track on the new LP is "Three Dollar Hat," while all of the DW's friends like "Let Me Through." He said he was particularly proud of his performance on 3$Hat and, believe me, he's got every reason to be. It's got an incredibly cool hip-hop vibe, the drumming is insane, etc. Folks are really going to dig it.

5. My impression of the LP - heavy as fuck, and consistently good. Instantly loved most tracks but highlights were "I Feel Love" (vocal track and time changes are wicked), "Three Dollar Hat" (again, super cool hip-hop vibe), "Be Still" (Allison's vocal track is unbelievable), and "Impossible Winner." The latter will blow folks away, as it doesn't necessarily fit with anything else on the record. It's anthemic, uplifting, and according to Jack, "the best song Allison has ever written." I couldn't help gushing to Dean about how much it sounded like an old Queen track (as a kid who grew up on 70's rock, he totally took that as a compliment).

6. After the record was over, we were invited to stick around, chat with the band, get pics, etc. Everyone was incredibly gracious and appeared to genuinely enjoy talking with us. On our way out, we got a goodie back w/the signed HYFTH single I posted earlier, and the "video production department" interviewed us for our impression of the record. Let's hope my interview doesn't show up anywhere...I've got a face for radio.

Anyway, an incredible time that will not be forgotten. BTW, if some of you were hesitating to enter the contest thinking you'll never get selected, Cam said that because of the short notice you had about a 1/25 chance of winning...not bad really. And he's still not divulging the number of Vault members, so don't bother asking. LOL! :lol:


One other addition, I think Jack has a personal assistant or butler or something. There was this young guy following him around the whole time, getting him shit, getting him out of sticky fan situations, buttling, etc. LOL. He was wearing what looked like TMR-styled sherwani. Very odd.