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Not wanting to derail Gary's music theory thread. . . I have posted an interesting article here in continuation of the "Budapest" reference.
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According to the article...

Anderson did use drum programming instead of drummer Doane Perry on two tracks, “Steel Monkey” and “Raising Steam.”
So Budapest was performed with a live drummer, which seriously means most people really cannot distinguish the difference by ear alone.

Plus, if I were to acquire a drummer I'd have to feed it and teach it how to use the toilet :p

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So Budapest was performed with a live drummer,
According to the album credits the drummer was Jerry Conway. It sounds very artificial to me because the snare is so drowned in reverb you can't hear the natural variation in tone you'd get from a live drummer - particularly back in the 80's before looping was a thing. So I was happy to assume Ray was correct, being that he's a Tull tragic!

Edit: On a re-listen - the whole kit is up to its bottom lip in 'verb, not just the snare, which is what stood out to me at first listen.

Not the greatest drum sound from a production point of view. However ironically the drums on the album that Crest of a Knave beat out for the Grammy (And Justice for All) sound even worse. That is an album full of really great songs that were murdered in production!
 
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Very perceptive Gary picking the discrepancies. Reading between the lines of the article of which I posted!
And Paul, thanks for being honest, supportive and encouraging.

You are both absolutely right.

Conway did drumming on a few of the tunes on the album including Budapest. Conway was Tull's official drummer (for a short period) until 1987. He was replaced by Doane Perry later on. Perry played drums on a couple of songs on that album too.
The credits on the album also say that "Jethro Tull is Ian Anderson, Martin Barre and David Pegg. "
Just 3 Bods! No keyboardist! No Drummer!
Anderson played keyboard on that album. The band was in disarray at this stage. No drummer and no keyboardist.
It is not a favourite Tull period for me and sound overall of CoaK is erratic with periods of brilliance and periods of ordinary.
As Paul says . .
That is an album full of really great songs that were murdered in production!
3 tracks out of 9 were made with drum programme. Not a good sign!
Certainly not worthy of a Grammy!

Ray
 
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I am miffed!

Been checking regularly on the Jethro Tull website for concerts and whilst I have been laid up I have not been doing so and what has happened?

Ian Anderson’s Christmas Concerts in three Cathedrals have been released and Wells, Wakefield and Ripon are all now Sold Out.

Damn, well next year we shall try again.
 
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JT Still popular it seems!
Keep trying Col.

Ray

"Everyday I see the mornin' come on in the same old way. I tell myself, tomorrow brings me things I would not dream today!" IA
 

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