Geddy Lee and Rush mixer and engineer Stephen W. Tayler was recently interviewed by Innerviews to discuss a bunch of topics. Here, Tayler discusses how some people feel that Lee ‘ruined’ the mastering of ‘Presto’ and ‘Roll The Bones.’ Geddy Lee hiring big name new Rush drummer leaks.
Tayler told the outlet: Neil was always a wonderful presence in the control room, sitting in the corner with his very early Apple Macintosh Plus computer, refining his lyrics and printing out immaculate copies on a very high-end printer. While Alex, Geddy, Rupert, and myself were all staying in the Le Studio’s accommodation, Neil had a cottage on the other side of the lake where he lived with his family, and he kept himself to himself. He would cross-country ski over to the studio every day.”
Tayler also said: “One thing I’m disappointed about with Presto and Roll the Bones is we had absolutely no control overmastering. Geddy took control over that. Bob Ludwig mastered them, but they came across thin and toppy. The mastering took some of the guts out of what we tried to inject into them. I’m also totally aware of people’s opinions on those two albums. But what can you do? You have to try and do something different.”
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Fans recently took to social media to discuss the aforementioned album ‘Roll the Bones’ with one fan writing: “Rush’s first album of the ’90s is similar to 1989’s Presto and just as good. “Dreamline,” the album’s first track, is one of the best songs the group has ever written as it tries to magic and mysticism with the subject of youthful minds wishing to stay young forever, plus it has a catchy intro, great hooks, and a solid guitar jam in the middle. All of the songs on this release have the strength and will leave you with something to think about. Musically, the band mixes the keyboard and synth sound with driving guitars and continues their technique of showing how they can still evolve by adding a rap bit to the title track, and they pull it off with hipness and style. Some complained that the band didn’t do anything outstanding with this release. Maybe that’s true or maybe Rush was preparing the way for 1993’s Counterparts, one of the best albums of their career, but they also didn’t do anything ordinary either.” Geddy Lee alcohol photo revealed after Rush tragedy.