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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by scout2112, Aug 29, 2019.
The Presidents Of The USA. - Self Titled.
You can hear the snare rattle on most songs.
Oh - Tom Dowd did that one too ? I’ll have to check it out.
But Layla has something in common with another notoriously flat/lifeless/squashed production job: The Stooges Raw Power “produced” by David Bowie : they’re both so good, they transcend their sound.
Put on Raw Power right now and I’ll jump all around the room - it’s just the way it works with that record.
Great example. I never wanna hear that record ever again because my wife played it into infinity but yeah the production is pretty perfect.
The original mono pressing of the 'Beano' album, the guitar sound is incredible, if you've only ever heard it in stereo, especially on a cd or mp3 format you have no idea what this album really sounds like.
Bring The Family is a wonderful album. Great songs, band, and recording. It’s one of the least-messed-with productions I can think of.
The great ”inside the amp” sound..
That’s me then. I’ve been missing out. The stereo mix is all I know. Still Eric has NEVER been as convincing since.
Ah, yes...Rudy's famous tweed Deluxe put to very good use.
Well, that single microphone was a Calrec Soundfield microphone:
One of my all time favourite albums. The vocal, guitar and organ are right there with you. The bass, drums and harp not so much.
Cowboy Junkies' Trinity Sessions album.
Recorded live in an old church around one mic (Margo Timmins' vocals piped through a PA). No overdubs.
The first album that popped into my head was "Aerosmith" (subtitled "Featuring Dream ON").
These lads were pretty good at being vibrantly basic when they wanted to be:
A lot of post-voice/still-can-sing Dylan has a nicely raw, up-front sound to its guitars:
Not sure if he qualifies as he did singles rather than albums, but that mono '50s/one-mic sound gives a lot of amp vibrancy:
Ditto a lot of '50s R&B:
Not really albums, but could conceive of them that way if you assemble the singles you like....
And pop stuff:
Sounds like a big-bottled old Gibson amp or a big Supro is about to fall off the shelf in front of your face.
Interesting how imperfectly-balanced and imperfectly-EQ'd recordings can really highlight an amp, guitar, singer, drummer, studio, etc. So many facets are available when you don't over-compress, coldly EQ, or sterilize things generally.
Great thread, by the way.
Holy smokes, these boys can play! Was ignorant of 'em until now. Thanks.
Recording/production experts: HOW does one get/ensure this live and lively sound on tape/a recording program? Tips, from micing to EQing?
If you want to hear a great Classic ' live amp' sound from the James Harman Band , you gotta YouTube cuts from
" Strictly Live in '85"
The sound of James's harmonica, and guitars of Hollywood Fats and Kid Ramos will make you cry on some of the tunes.
The playing of Hollywood Fats was just on another planet-
his amp is just ' breathing/panting' ( it's the combo of a clean 335+ delay/Reverb+ power tubes all pushing those speakers )
trying to keep up with his attack and hands- just amazing!