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He brought a lot, man, actually. I really don't think the record would have turned out a fraction as good as it did if it wasn't for him. Taylor's really good friends with all the Fear Before guys. I guess he noticed that Brandon kind of had that kind of role with Fear Before, with molding things, and he had a really good knowledge of aesthetics, as far as being in the studio, equipment, sounds and that kind of stuff. So Taylor talked to him about working with us, and he was already working with Suburban Home, doing graphic design.
On top of that, it was really good to have an outside opinion. Like if there's a part that's not working, there's always someone in the band who's going to try to push it. So it's always nice to have someone else take the edge off of things. And he's the kind of guy who's going to be straight with you. If something's not working, he'll tell you it's not working. If something sounds like shit, he's gonna say it sounds like shit. And then, when he was still living with a couple of the dudes from Fear Before -- while they were taking a break or whatever -- they let him use all their gear for the sessions. They really helped us out a lot.
So one last thing: Warrant called and said it wants its power ballad back.
Heh, heh. I can't wait to start playing that. I don't know when we're planning on busting that thing out, but when we do, God save us all.
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