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Ronan's tribute to Tangerine Dream album cd
on 2 May 2015
It's well known that during Boyzone's Boyz On tour that Ronan was listening to a lot of krautrock and death metal on the tour bus.
This album was made by Ronan with a Roland 808 drum machine and a vintage Fender Stratocaster inputted into a cry baby wah wah pedal and a Boss digital delay.
In some ways this is Ronan's most experimental album with the first track being 47 minutes long.
It's kind of a cross between Cradle of Filth, LL Cool J, Stars of the Lid and Boyzone with Daniel O'Donnell doing karaoke at a hippy punk festival on the Isle of Skye in 1979.
Ronan uses tons of delay on his vocals and heavy distortion and feedback on the guitar. There are long instrumental passages but he always manages to bring in the karaoke especially on his cover of Black Lace's Agadoo and his tribute to Jive Bunny which is the last track on the album.
This cd needs to be played very loud, preferably at 12. It was produced by Yakamori Mazuki who is the top karaoke producer in the world and sounds like The Partridge Family going nuts in a studio.
If you like insane music then you will like this album.
Ronan is mad.