Talk:When Will You Die

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Should be an interesting event if they should ever play this live--Captaincaustic 23:46, 11 July 2011 (EDT)

Can someone explain the controversial production on this song? I know there are some complaints about it and Linnell's explanation on Suicide Girls, but I'm not following.

I don't think there's very much controversy... Basically, all the instruments were mixed in mono and sped up quite a bit. That's why the drums sound tiny and Dan Miller and Curt Ramm sound like the best instrumentalists to walk the earth.
The thing that Linnell was describing is that some of their colleagues didn't seem to understand that this was deliberate. And others, probably more, just didn't like the effect. The drums do sound like Scrappy Doo, and mono is definitely not as beautiful as stereo in this case, but it was intentional. They may or may not have a reason for doing this, but it was an artistic, stylistic decision that some people just don't like. It's a matter of taste is all. -j2
Based off the iTunes' popularity rankings and the rating on the wiki, I would say quite a few people disagree that stereo is more beautiful in this case.

Slow the track down by about 20% to hear the instrumentation at normal speed. Of course, that makes the vocals sound like the Kevin McCallister Talkboy trick. --thevince 3 Aug 2011

OK, that makes sense. I thought the bass sounded too good to be true. I'm still a bit disturbed by the possibility that John Linnell knows how we're all going to die. I keep telling myself it's just a song, but there is always truth to be found in music... Perspixx 23:18, 11 September 2011 (EDT)