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Garret

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  1. The quality of the vocals is pure and utter shit.
  2. I think what he meant was that back in the old days it was ‘’cool’’ to be a member of the LPU. I didn’t join the LPU until 3.0 but I can imagine it just have been cool to have been a member in LPU1 or LPU2. LPU3 was still cool, so wasn’t LPU4. I didn’t go to any LP shows in the Meteora era because I had just become a hardcore fan in 2003 and I was also pretty young and just didn’t really pay attention to the live stuff until like 2005 and by that point the band was basically on hiatus from touring, at least in my area and mostly everywhere else at that point. Could have gone to Live 8 but I didn’t yet have a driver’s license since I was only 14 at the time of the show and nobody would bring me. Would have been a 5 hour drive. Anyways I’m sure meeting the band back in the early days of the LPU was pretty awesome. They had epic shit too like the LPU Newscasters and stuff. Invited LPU fans to the Faint video shoot and tons of other stuff. Did a whole free tour for LPU members in early 2003. They even kept doing some of this stuff in 2007-2008. But besides that, the merch package that came with the membership was cool back then. Merch wasn’t as ‘’everywhere’’ as it has been since like 2007. So having a LPU shirt was awesome back then and so wasn’t having all the little stuff that came with the membership. The internet wasn’t like it is now and people didn’t just buy shit off eBay and stuff because it was hard to find, members kept their stuff. You had to join and wait for your package to come. The website was also amazing back as far as I can remember when I joined in 3.0. It was legit the best place for hardcore LP fans until LPLive became the best place in 2008 (birth of the good forum). Once LPU switched over all it’s shit, the message board became garbage and the site did too. The site used to be epic with the layout. It was easy and the skins and everything were just epic. It was all taken care of very, very nicely. The LPU was also awesome with how I was able to meet Fort Minor at their show in Boston on 2/3/06 (my first ever concert). Was pretty cool that I was afforded the opportunity. I also got to meet LP 4 times in 2007, the first being at Bamboozle, which was my first LP show ever. And I don’t care what people say about the Meet and Greets being better in later years, they weren’t for me personally. Because I got to meet the full band 4 times in 2007 (also at every PR07 show I went to, the 3) and they were all super nice and let me take pics, talk with them, etc. I wouldn’t trade those memories for the world. So I thank LPU for that back then. I also loved the other stuff like I mentioned in my original post about how you got cool stuff like the newsletters at the end of each year and other little things that just made it cool. The music was also amazing from 2-6 because we got stuff that was super rare at the time to get from the band and also great live tracks that sounded amazing. 6 was the perfect number for a track listing and I liked how it was a mix most of the time. But even the live CD’s were awesome to me (3, 5, 7). LPU8 like I said I hated at first but grew to absolutely love it as a release. It’s honestly one of those things where you had to be a member back then to understand how special it was, partly because it took place in a time that was essentially pre-social media and life was just different.
  3. Thank you man. It definitely was way better in the old days.
  4. Dude thank you for breaking it down. Didn’t think about all of this. I’ve always loved the CD DVD cuz 1. I love the documentary and 2. The little live set sounds epic. Chester’s vocals sounded so good. I remember Mike said MTV ‘’fucked up the lighting’’ so they had to re-do the set. It’s interesting that we still don’t have the full set or have heard anything from it aside from the Hip Hop medley. They played Don’t Stay and other songs. Never even realized the line from Numb/Encore was on both takes done different. Great post. Anyways I think the set on the regular DVD is Take 1 for sure. They gave MTV take 2 because the whole reason they even re-did the set was cuz MTV fucked up the lighting according to Mike. The MTV special was the one shown on TV and shit. So of course they wanted it perfect.
  5. Honestly, the band fucked up by giving us a demo CD each year since LPU9. The reason I say that is because fans expect it so much every year. It was even more hyped than albums at some points within the fanbase. And people expected fully completed b-sides as all the tracks, even I’m guilty of it. They should have just told us all to suck it and kept on releasing the 6 track CD’s each year with a mix of tracks like studio songs, live and remix, whatever. Live wasn’t that bad. Would have been great to have after the DSP’s stopped too. LPU8 got hate because it was so different for the band to release something like it. Mike even said fans told him it was ‘’slap in the face’’ from the band. Even I didn’t like it back then. Hahninator either. Basically everyone hated it. But a year or so after it dropped and I actually grew to love LPU8, it was actually genius, and we still got what would have been a partial LPU8 on SFTU (My December from 2008, Hunger Strike, Crawling with Chris) and probably the LOATR remix would have been on a regular LPU8 too. And probably they would have just thrown a live We Made It on there or something else live from 2008 and called it a day. We all know that the band didn’t want to give us 10-12 demos each year because they didn’t like doing that but the fans were such dicks to them that they kind of had to. It’s why we never got the cream of the crop but did get some middle of the line stuff, I still don’t think the band wants to share demos to this day, look at WAYW. They could have maybe done LPU9 as like 6 demos of their biggest hits at the time (ITE, Numb, WID, ND, and 2 more) and then after LPU9 just did the normal LPU’s. I mean 2-3 years after Chester’s death and fans are still asking for the demo CD’s. Proves my point that they fucked themselves with it. As far as the merch went since LPU9, mostly nobody ever cared, it was all about the demo CD only, another reason. Before that fans DID talk about the merch part of the LPU pack, a lot. IMO, the golden years of the LPU were 1-7 as far as packages go and basically music too. The packages for 1-7 were great. And I loved how you were mailed a newsletter at the end of each year that had a ton of cool stuff and had a poster on the other side. That was epic. I loved having to order the package right when the online site went up and there was a bit of mystery until the package came in the mail. I know that’s just a sign of the times back then because social media and smart phones weren’t really a thing yet but still. Although Best Buy did start carrying those LPU boxes starting with LPU6. Still was cool. My friend actually worked at Best Buy at the time LPU6’s one dropped (the first one ever actually) and he somehow got one from the back room. We had the CD before even fansites had it by a few days. We listened to it at our work on the CD player we had there and cranked it up. Was awesome. LPU7 has a newsletter too but you had to order it and it was a small booklet , different from the poster ones. Still was epic though, I love that LPU7 booklet, still have it. LPU8 had that digital one in 2009 so it was lame. And the packages after LPU8 were always kind of blah. It’s not just cuz it was the end of the MTM era, I know that’s what everyone will think as to why I say that. But the packages did get boring to me and the designs were kind of crap. The quality of the shirts also went down a lot. I remember the LPU12 shirt was basically destroyed after a few washes, where as I still wear the ones from 1-8 to this day actually.
  6. I’m quitting the site for good.
  7. That album was pure trash besides NCSM. Horrible album. The band didn't even write the songs LOL they had some shitty 13 year old pop song writers come in and write the songs. The sound was something I would expect to hear in like High School Musical or Barney or something like that. Definitely wasn't LINKIN PARK at all, don't give a rat's ass what anyone says, it wasn't Linkin Park at all. Didn't suit them at all. They gave up, they started having people write their music. THP was their last album, the throwback to the rock and metal sound, and ALITS was the closing track, the lyrics fit perfectly, they experiemented a shit ton on MTM, ATS and LT and THP was their return to their original influences to close out their career. Just how it is. You're wrong if you disagree. At least Chester wanted to leave us with a great track at the end too, Cross Off, that shit is a monster. Mike should be jealous.
  8. I thought there was for some reason. I thought it was the LPJZ songs plus the regular PR04 set??? Probably a super unique set then. Maybe they didn’t play LFY, Papercut, Faint, Numb, ITE, POA or OSC so they could do the CC songs.
  9. What are the chances of us getting Holmdel 2004 FLAC?
  10. Thanks, I now have it saved on my computer. Thank you again. Great little set.
  11. On the demo board posted by Julien-K in 2007, a tracklisting was shown. At the top of the board, there are tally markers for vocals, guitar, etc. Vocals were not recorded for Wall Of Sound, Instrumental or Introoutro. So I don't think those ever really went anywhere, at least they didn't feature Chester on vocals. However, Hard Life and In The Darkness are also on the board, which we didn't get with the DBS demo CD released last year. In The Darkness was released on OOA. Hard Life had to have been a demo title for Crawl Back In, Too Late, or End Of The World, or an entirely new song we haven't heard of before. Condemned and Inside Of Me were written in 2009 with Howard Benson so that rules those out. Early lyrics from a MySpace video were apparently from End Of The World in 2009, according to Amir. Too Late also had early lyrics shown during a LPTV clip. So that tells me it is either EOTW or Too Late. Which one do you think Hard Life is? End Of The World or Too Late? Can somebody PM Ryan and ask?
  12. Agreed. And basically all the comments in this thread are just saying that the quality isn't that good, like bad mixing or whatever, I haven't seen any personal attacks at Sean or Mace or whatever in this thread. The shoutbox yeah but even then it's just my opinion or other people's opinions, nobody is stopping this release from coming out by voicing their opinion, if people love this and want to listen to it, they can do that too. Look at how much negativity surrounded some LP albums in the past, way worse than this. The reality is that all these songs existed as far back as the 90's and even though they re-recorded music or added guests, it comes down to whether you like Grey Daze or not, not all LP fans are going to love Grey Daze.
  13. I want LP to continue as a 5 piece only without replacing Chester at all. But that’s just me. At least Sean won’t replace him in Grey Daze.
  14. I love that Sean said they aren’t replacing Chester. Wish LP had the brass balls to say it like he did. Sean is a true friend.
  15. I just pre-ordered the physical single. And free sticker. Was dirt cheap and for collection purposes.
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