The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 02, 1999, Page 10, Image 10
Lincoln-native finds Sweet success SWEET from page 9 “So, now I feel lucky to have the peopteworking who are working, so all has worked (Hit for the best” During this time, Sweet was con stantly recording demos. Sweet said nearly 160 songs were demoed for “In Reverse.” One of die demos that tirade it onto the record, “Write Your Own Song,” was about the record industry turmoil f “It really came out early during the time I had offbefore I made this record. There was a ton of pressure throughout the industry on artists to only produce the song dud the people needed to get on die radio. It was a lot of commercial pressure. More than I’ve ever felt it before. On some day, I sort of snapped and wrote this snide little song,” he said, laughing. “I’m telling you, I never got so fast a call back from my publisher and my manager on a tape of songs aS the tape drat one was on,” he said, chuckling. “They were quaking in their boots like I hated diem or something. And I felt like die song also worked as a metaphor on another level - like a relationship thing, scot of like ‘ Go Your Own Way.’ I think of it in my mind as dedicated to all of my fellow artists who have listened to all of die shit they say to us, trying to make us be like everyone else.” In early 1999, Sweet began record ing “In Reverse” in the studio with three co-producers: Jim Scott (who is best known for his work on Tom Petty’s “Last Dance With Mary Jane”), Fred Maher (who co-produced “Girlfriend”) and Greg Leisz (who has played on many of Sweet’s records). Sweet said despite the many cooks inthekitchen, things went very well. “It was the greatest It was planned to be this team of my friends. Each of them had things to offer me,” he said. “We had this understanding that I would be able to take from each ofthem whatever I needed. Nobody had an agenda of what it should be. The album was a dramatic shift from “Girlfriend.” That album was a very dry and crisp record in a time filled with heavy reverb. While today’s rock has moved back to the sound Sweet had during the “Girlfriend” days, “In Reverse” moves back to the Phil Spector “wall-of-sound” reverb and Beach Boys-style harmonies. “I’ve been thinking about using a lot of reverb for a long time. With his (record), I made one batch of demos that had aton ofreverb, where I was try ing to create hat Spector large-group sort of thing, and that batch sort of set up hat sound on he record,” Sweet said. “I wanted it really to be more exot ic. I wanted to be ambitious and psy chedelic. I really wanted he record to be special and have a tot to it” “You live half your life in one direc tion. Then for he second half, you go in reverse, back to where you started - understand he way you felt about life in he beginning. “It’s kind of a strange thing to be saying, but hat’s sort of how I was hulking about it I think a tot of people see he title and think it means retro, old-style rock, and hat’s not what it’s supposed to be, but you know, whatev er. “Titles are so hard to explain,” Sweet said. “Oftentimes, it’s as much about the sound of it, the feel of it It just seemed like die right tide to me.” Sweet mapped out much of the album in his demos, but major changes still occured. “In Reverse” mages four of die songs, “Day In the Sun,” “Even From My Eyes,” “Hole In the Clouds” and 'Thunderstorm,” into one massive epic that closes out die album. At the beginning of his career, Sweet was a little uncomfortable with the intimacy of fame, but he’s come to terms with that. He said the levels of separation no longer bother him. “It’s really touching to me that someone could hear what I felt and they feel that too.That’s the amazing thing about music - when you capture an emotion.” For the next year, Sweet said he would focus on promoting the new album. “I have a realty strong attachment to it personalty I realty want to see it find its way in die world as best as it can. We’ll stay out touring. I’m just focused on trying to keep my career going, so I’ll just keep writing and make another record before too long.” ‘In Reverse’ a gem in world of pop music IN from page 9 that merits being called “Untitled,” as the chorus of the song is “Don’t let me go on/Untitled.” There isn’t a bad song in the bunch, from the opening blast of “Millennium Blues” to the four song-in-one finale “Thunderstorm.” Even the snappy retort “Write Your Own Song” is accessible and witty. Sweet’s also gotten more adven turous, more gutsy and more willing to experiment “In Reverse” possess es moments of emptiness that are welcomed, not wasted. These are marks of a maturing artist, and Sweet should encourage these tendencies. “In Reverse” is one of the best albums of the year, a moment of musical mastery captured for fine lis tening. Anyone who likes pop music in the slightest should own this record. -CUffHicks t fo. TAKE NOTES. GET PAID. You have to go to class anyway, so why not get paid to do It? pt7fcf}|rnS?|f}a Apply nowjl allstudents.com or call 1-888-640-8810. Free online lecture notes, access to campus email, your virtual day planner. 11 ((SCOIfl I _ I i*s Bike & Fitness nu. i9W9 oinco ON SALE! Buy one bike, get 2nd at 1/2 price (see store for details), we service ad brands. 3321 Pioneers Blvd. 488-2101. www.blue8bike.com. Global Village Teleport 56KBPS (Macintosh), fax/modem, $80. Cad 484-6614. -. Snowboards Clearance: Gnu's starting at $180. 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