Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Album 365: Day 140 - King's X - Ogre Tones
Favorite tracks: Alone, Open You Eyes, Goldilox
Sleeper tracks: Be Bop, Get Away
A pretty good album from the band. Better than their previous release but not as cool as Dogman or Tape Head.
I could never understand the boner the band (and a lot of other engineers) had for Michael Wagener. He was a producer in the 80s that did a lot of popular 'hair metal' albums. While his sound worked for back then, the quality of production on the King's X albums he worked on wasn't that great. They did better themselves with Tape Head. The songs are pretty good but the whole album sounds thin. I remember being lambasted on an engineering forum for not thinking Michael walked on water.
'Goldilox' was a reboot. I never like when bands re-record their old hits and this version of one of my favorite King's X songs never lived up to the original.