Know why she's worried? She just realized that not posting on the Friday Influences Thread... on Friday the 13th... well... not prudent. Do it or suffer the wrath of Jason or something.
Mutt Lange. Producer, songwriter, bassist, pop master, background singer... I love that last one. I get it. Mutt knows how to make this perfect pop vision in his head become real. Even if that pop is Bon Scott singing Highway to Hell. Shania Twain playing plastic cowgirl, or Def Leppard crossing over unabashedly to hit machine. A place for everything and everything in its place. Every pin drop accounted for. Think puppeteer Lindsay Buckingham circa Rumors, and then really make him a control freak.
I totally relate. ABBA inspired even. I absolutely love Mutt and what he does. It's not for everyone, and thank God, it is not the ONLY way, but it's a pretty freaking cool way, and I'm sure a lot of fun for Mutt. That order. It's so IKEA. For grins, see if you can hear the common thread...
The nonsense lyric of Pour Some Sugar is genius. That's Mutt too. Sayin', "Joe! What the hell is that thing you just were singing about sugar?!?!? Let's write that one up!!!!!" It's T Rex, Gary Glitter, David Bowie/Donavan... um... Tommy James inspired phonetic silly brilliance about #$\%-ing. However you choose to like your $\%^&ing. And it sounds like $\%^&ing. All of Def Leppard's Hysteria is a Mutt textbook for me. Mutt's ideas are transferable.
And the awesome spectacle of turning every woman into Shania in his work with The Corrs! Amazing.
Mutt makes little 3 and 1/2 minute movies. But none of that moody Euro staring into space and brooding. Things happen consistently. Really, more like a Mentos commercial than a movie.. A really fun Mentos commercial. He's like a freaking Freshmaker!!!