Creed's New CD

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Boplicity, Nov 13, 2001.

  1. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Creed, the band so many of you love to hate, has a new CD "Weathered" due out this month. Their new video "Sacrifice" will debut today Nov 13, on MTV's TRL.

    I listened to one of the album's songs, "Signs" at AOL and found it strikingly intense...more like Metallica or early Alice in Chains. I loved it, but have not heard any other songs and cannot vouch for the CD as a whole.

    An article at AOL said the band went through a period of not listening to any music, so that they would go in the recording studio "untainted" by other styles or influences. Also front man Stapp and the guitarist did some writing in a boat, under the stars and found that quite inspiring. Reminds me of how Eddie Veddar wrote at least one of the songs on "Ten" while surfing, I think it was "Alive."

    If there are any Creed fans here (full disclosure: I am a fan) check their official web site for news and general excitement.
  2. pmkelly


    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    the local station around here as been playing "Sacrifice" and I really think it is a good song... I think I will pick up the album when released, on the 20th? I believe...

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  3. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Yes, the official release date of "Weathered" is Nov 20. I just checked and they are showing the water-drenched video of "my Sacrifice". I like the song, but like "Signs" even better. Guess I'll buy this album rather than Michael Jackson's new one. This one seems to have a lot of power in it.

    One thing, I noticed the "Band Bio" section at Creednet does NOT show any bassist, so who played on the new CD? Maybe I'll post that question in "Bassists."
  4. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Well, I can't say I've heard the new song, but I hope they try and stay away from the almost ballad-ish style of "With Arms Wide Open". For me the last album was a real let down (see some other thread), and I hope the new one kind of makes up for it. I know a lot of people dug Human Clay; it just didn't float my boat.
  5. Hopefully it will be more 'My Own Prison' then 'Human Clay', but after hearing 'My Sacrifice', and taking an instant dislike to it, Im not too optimistic.
  6. I bought Human Clay and wasn't impressed. I've also heard the new song on the radio and it doesn't sound,to me, a whole lot different from what they've been doing.
  7. David-Adler


    Feb 28, 2001
    Bonn, Germany

    that reminds me off a little talk in the Dream Theater "Scenes From Bear Tracks" Video...

    Petrucci "All I can do is play 3-Minute Songs in 4/4 Time - no more 10 Minute Songs in 9/8 Time"
    Portnoy "So we can expect the new Creed Album from Dream Theater, right"

    Hehe, na just kidding, I liked the Song, too. Let´s see if i´ll buy the CD - I´m very tempted to download it....

  8. foolfighter24

    foolfighter24 Guest

    Apr 22, 2000
    The guitarist guy, Mark or something*, plays the bass on the record. The guy who played on the last tour is likely to do so on this tour. I believe I read this at the emails I get.

    *I'm not a fan, so I'm not to sure about home boys name.
  9. foolfighter24

    foolfighter24 Guest

    Apr 22, 2000
    I'm so bored, I found the article I am speaking of!

    Righto. There you are!
  10. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Thanks for the heads up on that article. What I found most interesting in it is that Stapp said the band may NEVER have a permanent bassist!!

    What's up with that? I hope it won't become fashionable for bands to play ring-around- the- rosies with bass players AS IF bass players are somehow a dime a dozen, not so important as guitarists, drummers and frontmen and one bassist can easily step into another's shoes. :mad:
  11. :mad:
    Thats terrible. Its like the bassplayer isnt part of the band. "Let the real musicians make the music, then we'll let just anyone play the bass later".
  12. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I actually like MJ's new CD, however, I'm not too crazy about the Creed song.
  13. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    Their bassist was fired for making fun of Eddie Vedder? :confused:
  14. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    He actually quit, because he wanted to do "real" rock. More upbeat songs, not that "ode to a slit wrist" type stuff.
  15. I'd fire him for that.
  16. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    I actually like the song "Sacrifice." Actually, I like the video montage that the dubya-dubya-eff put together, to the song "Sacrifice."
  17. Funkster


    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    They didn't even show a bass player in the video:mad:

    I think the new tune sounds mediocre!
    Sounds like it's a left over from the last album!
    I liked Human Clay but they lost that edge as does most rock bands that find commercial success nowadays. JMHO!

    Gotta keep the hits coming!
  18. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    "I liked Human Clay but they lost that edge as does most rock bands that find commercial success nowadays. JMHO!"

    I think bands lose their edge when they begin to tamper with the formula that made them successful in the frst place, especially if they change band members. The special dynamic is gone. Brian Marshall played a critical part in Creed's success, though the remaining does not acknowledge Marshall's contribution.

    That the remaining members are so conceited and so arrogant as to think they can just throw in any bassist anytime to replace the original and still have the same results shine through in their music is just plain wrong-headed. Music is made by musicians working together in unison.

    If they can find and accept a dedicated bassist, they may recapture their early vibe, but as long as they maintain the attitude that the bassist is just a hired sideman, I think they are doing themselves more harm than good. How can you have a happy band when one member is a second class citizen? Just ask Jason Newsted.
  19. I think the new album should be good. I just hope they get back to doing songs more in line with My own prision. That album got me interested in playing rock again, and was a pretty decent inspiration for writing songs. Got me to think about some D tuned stuff. Brian's playing is good and solid on that album. I loved "Illusion", and I generally don't like slower stuff..odd.

    I don't know if he played on Human Clay, but I listened to a friend's CD....and did not like. Didn't buy it. Was Brian playing on that album?

    On the part of not having a bassist, that is crap. And not wanting another band member???? Piss off guys...Damned Mark Tremonti attitude. That guy can really be a dick when it comes to interview time. I read his interview by Guitar magazine, and that guy is a major A-hole when it comes to his pride. "Other bands hate us cause they're jealous of where we are". Man, maybe they don't like you precisely because of that attitude...sheeesh. When the band came through where I live for the second time on the My Own Prision tour, one of my friends got to interview them for the radio station she worked at. A christian rock station, no biggie. So she asked them if they were a christian rock band, and they said no. Then later, when it's okay to say you're christian rock...they are. Ugh. Plus she said it wasn't the best time she's had. Tough to get along with em.

    I hope they do good, I like the music. But it's time to wake up and not self-destruct.
  20. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I have a friend that plays in a band that toured with them, and he told me that Scott Stapp doesn't like to be spoken to directly. He said people had to ask as assistant questions, even though he was standing right there.:rolleyes: True? Who knows, anything's possible.