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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Marquee Moon, Aug 20, 2019.
what are some of your favorite records that sound like a band all miked up and just playing?
One of my favorites is Solomon Burke's album Nashville. Whole album is great. I'm pretty sure they did just put some mics in the room and play.
Here's Valley of Tears from it with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. Just pure.
I've heard the record many times, and it doesn't sound much different from this. In fact, I think Steve's favorite method of recording is to strategically place mics around a room and record the band (whatever band he happens to be recording at the time) raw.
In fact, I don't know if this is recorded live or if they dubbed the record on the video...
Rain sound effects and a couple of guitar overdubs aren't live, but most of this album is. It was laid down live in studio, and overdubs added, in about 12 hours. It remains their best album IMO, and is arguably the greatest heavy metal album of all time:
This song and the original album was recorded in a room from what I remember and the storm was going on outside while recording with the window open. According to the members of the band.
Danny Gatton's Redneck Jazz Explosion feels like that to me.
This record always sounded like they were playing in someone’s basement to me.
any songs from El Todo El Mundo Khruangbin's album feels like you are in a barn to me.
Considering the quality of the recording I find it hard to believe, but it is a cool story!
Bob Dylan, Love and Theft.
Time Out of Mind is great too, but the band and the room sound is just so great in Love and Theft.
And, the Bootleg Volume 8 has some killer versions from those sessions, especially Can't Wait (where you hear him telling the band to play in B flat just before he starts)
I always thought the Buena Vista Social Club stuff that Ry Cooder did had that vibe to it. Also a lot of the Sun Studio Cuts.
Beatles from the Revolver and Rubber Soul period. Its like your left and right speakers are their amps and PA. And whole instruments or vocals are panned fully left or right.
1989 Taylor Swift.
Ghost Tropic by Songs: Ohia.
I bought it when it was released in 2000, without knowing anything about Jason Molina and his music: I was attracted by the band’s name and the album title.
It immediately became one of my few desert island records, and has stayed so until this day.
Needless to say that I’ve since bought every single album by the late Jason Molina, who I dearly miss.
And it is this album that introduced me to Secretly Canadian, one of the best independent labels IMO, and also to Will Oldham, to which Jason Molina had often been compared at the beginning.
Ghost Tropic is, to me, the perfect balance between his previous very low-fi material and his following more professional recordings with Steve Albini under the name Magnolia Electric Co.
Alasdair Roberts, who took part in the recording, once said in an interview that it was as if you could hear all the ghosts whisper through the entire album. A truly mystical experience.
love this song
What serious band would waste studio time and tape recording with the window open during a storm? It's a nice story, but it's not true.
Voo Doo child. Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland, side A.
Maybe one of the best live guitar tones ever.
As I pointed out, it was told by members of the band. It may only be that song so they could get the storm in the recording or the storm recording was mixed in and the "story" being told to all.
As for the "What serious band would do this?" question, as you can see in this thread that their are many series bands that would. Sometimes a recording problem will arise and bands have to seek another place or a piece needs to be added. Jackson Brown studio was in his house in the Rockies and many well known bands recorded there. Van Halen has a home studio and several others.
On this track, you'd swear Eddie was right in the room with you