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Posted by: Jason Tate (06/14/14)
Gerard Way debuted "Action Cat" earlier this week and there were some comments about how the vocals sounded "buried" in the mix -- while the merits of if it works are definitely up for the debate, Gerard has clarified on Twitter that it's exactly the sound he was going for. Personally, I'm always interested in seeing an artist's thoughts on choices made in recording that listeners react negatively too. I feel like we usually go into a listening session with the assumption that if something sounds "off" or "wrong" that it's a mistake and rarely do we focus on why that choice may have been made intentionally.
  
 
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07:41 PM on 06/14/14
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I really like the mix the way it is, personally. Didn't seem like it would be a mistake.
08:08 PM on 06/14/14
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He has stated before that he wanted to make a MCR album with "Really shitty drums" and the label's sound engineer wouldn't let him. So this doesn't surprise me
08:10 PM on 06/14/14
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I don't really understand how anyone could of thought it wasn't on purpose.
08:17 PM on 06/14/14
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I like the song, I agree the vocals are buried but they aren't buried in a way that makes the song, or the vocals, sound bad or badly mixed.
08:21 PM on 06/14/14
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Does he play any of the instruments or does he just sing? Maybe some guitar?
09:19 PM on 06/14/14
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I liked the track a lot, especially the mix. Rock on, Gerard.
09:25 PM on 06/14/14
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I think many people overstated the extent to which they were buried. Doesn't sound bad.
09:28 PM on 06/14/14
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I think many people overstated the extent to which they were buried. Doesn't sound bad.
Concur.
10:20 PM on 06/14/14
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I like the sound, seems like he achieved what he set out to do, so props.
Side note- shouldn't the dude get a solo pic now not a MCR one when you're posting about him?
10:48 PM on 06/14/14
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I didn't have any complaints on the productions.
11:07 PM on 06/14/14
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Does he play any of the instruments or does he just sing? Maybe some guitar?
I think he plays guitar. I remember him posting a picture from a jam session with his guitar. Although he had a lot of cat drawings showing up too so...*shrugs*
11:11 PM on 06/14/14
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I like the song more and more each time I hear it, I'm getting so anxious for the album! Despite the interesting mix, this song will be something really awesome when performed live. Only a couple months till the live debut
04:19 AM on 06/15/14
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Does he play any of the instruments or does he just sing? Maybe some guitar?
I think he's been getting a lot more into guitar recently but I think he actually plays quite a few things. I know he wrote quite a lot of MCRs guitar parts.
05:06 AM on 06/15/14
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I don't think anyone that actually knows what they're talking about would say it is poorly mixed. The level of the vocals is just lower than we're accustomed to. I kind of like it, though.
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