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Opinions on Production

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by shovelrider, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. shovelrider

    shovelrider Tele-Afflicted

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    I am looking for examples of exceptionally well produced(recording, engineering, etc.) guitar driven rock albums from the 70's. They needn't have best guitar playing or songs, just focusing on the production value. Any suggestions?
     
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    Zeppelin/Page/Kramer

    otherwise, sorry, it's decades later, yet what Andrew Weatherall did with Primal Scream is little short of miraculous

    first things that spring to mind
     
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    Queen - Night at the Opera & Day at the Races
     
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    Stones- Sticky Fingers & Exile on Main St.

    Neil Young- After The Gold Rush

    Fleetwood Mac- Rumours (a British blues band turned pop-rock on this album, but the tones and mix still holds up today)

    Tom Petty- Damn The Torpedoes

    Clash - London Calling

    Pink Floyd- The Wall (great guitar sounds)

    Led Zeppelin
     
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    Two albums cowboytwang listed were recorded at Sound City Studios (Tom Petty and Neil Young).

    I'll add AC/DC.
     
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    The Outlaws
    ZZ TOP - Tres Hombres
    Savoy Brown - Street Corner Talking
    Black Sabbath - Paranoid
    Ted Nugent - Ted Nugent
    Deep Purple - Machine Head
     
  7. shovelrider

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    Thanks. These are all great suggestions and ones I know quite well. Any more suggestions of maybe some not so well known albums from that era with exceptional production? Ones that really never took off commercially or fell through the cracks.
     
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    Why? Is it a research thing or just for enjoyment?
     
  10. shovelrider

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    A little of both really. But mainly looking to work on my own production skills while doing home recordings.
     
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    Well any Beatles recording exemplifies great engineering even though its not your category.

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  12. fuzzbender

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    ... and going by the likes of Joe Meek and Phil Spector, a little insanity helps
     
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    Joe Walsh solo stuff - can't remember the name, maybe 'Life's been good'? (or But Seriously Folks?) Had a great sound. Manfred Mann's 'Waiter There's a Yawn in my Ear' - includes their cover of 'Blinded by the Light'. Mike Oldfield 'Tubular Bells' was highly acclaimed production in its day. But for pure 70's rock, AC DC Powerage.
     
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    Also the Fleetwood Mac albums were recorded at Sound City. That old Vox amp factory ended up making a great sounding studio.
     
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    First band I think of is Boston, most of it Scholz did in his basement. Second would be Queen. Also Styx had some killer production on their albums as well IMHO.
     
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    How about Marquee Moon by Television?
     
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    Dark Side of the Moon, obviously.

    Zappa - Apostrophe, One Size Fits All, Sheik Yerbouti
    Todd Rundgren - Something / Anything, A Wizard, A True Star
    Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell
    Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
    Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
    Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks
     
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    It seems like there were a lot.
     
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    Deguello.


    Not sure I even spelled that right, but there's a lifetime of tones in there.


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  20. shovelrider

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    The production on that was quite good. I don't know much else by Producer Bill Ham but the Engineer, Terry Manning and Mastering Engineer Bob Ludwig have pretty impressive resumes.
     
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