Back a few years ago, Fiona Apple turned in a genius version of her Jon Brion produced record Extraordinary Machine. This version soon leaked and the majority of us couldn’t believe that a record company would not put out this amazing album. The record company then sent her to record a new version of it with Brian Kashew and Mike Elizando (known for his work with Dr. Dre and Eminem). This new version was laughable to anyone who heard the original and left a lot of us with a giant WTF? feeling. While Fiona Apple was on a different label this has echoed a trend and advice we at Musformation have heard before from some of the less gifted minds of the industry.
I think what Trent spilled the beans on was a logic running around the industry that if you just “drop some beats on it,” the record will turn to gold. Remind me again why you want to be working with the mental athletes at the major labels these days??? Have fun promoting that Chris Cornell record guys!