What Albums Have a Great "Amp in the Room" Sound?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by scout2112, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. big jimmy

    big jimmy Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Age:
    59
    Posts:
    998
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2004
    Location:
    Melvis, TN.
  2. Ricky D.

    Ricky D. Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    68
    Posts:
    10,054
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2006
    Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
     
  3. rexhunta

    rexhunta TDPRI Member

    Age:
    37
    Posts:
    20
    Joined:
    May 12, 2019
    Location:
    Leschenault, Western Australia
    The Presidents Of The USA. - Self Titled.

    You can hear the snare rattle on most songs.
     
    KWal likes this.
  4. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    19,450
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Location:
    Detroit
    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.
     
  5. Fuelish

    Fuelish Tele-Meister

    Age:
    61
    Posts:
    142
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2018
    Location:
    foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, east TN
    [​IMG]
     
    DonM likes this.
  6. ScottJPatrick

    ScottJPatrick Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,019
    Joined:
    May 12, 2011
    Location:
    Stirling, Scotland.
    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.

    [​IMG]
     
    Teleguy61, DonM, Mike Eskimo and 2 others like this.
  7. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    3,382
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2005
    Location:
    Williamsville NY
    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.
     
    EllroyJames likes this.
  8. EllroyJames

    EllroyJames Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,871
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2013
    Location:
    Sweden
    The great ”inside the amp” sound..:cool:

     
  9. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    7,139
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2014
    Location:
    South London UK
    That’s me then. I’ve been missing out. The stereo mix is all I know. Still Eric has NEVER been as convincing since.
     
  10. E5RSY

    E5RSY Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    52
    Posts:
    9,879
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2009
    Location:
    Georgetown, TX
    Ah, yes...Rudy's famous tweed Deluxe put to very good use. :cool:
     
    Teleguy61 and darkwaters like this.
  11. David Barnett

    David Barnett Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    63
    Posts:
    11,317
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2003
    Location:
    The Far-Flung Isles of Langerhans
    Well, that single microphone was a Calrec Soundfield microphone:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  12. chezdeluxe

    chezdeluxe Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    69
    Posts:
    9,348
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2007
    Location:
    Brisbane Australia
    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.





     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2019
  13. RoscoeElegante

    RoscoeElegante Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,414
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2015
    Location:
    TooFarFromCanada
    KWal, stinkey, gwjensen and 1 other person like this.
  14. Rich_S

    Rich_S Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Posts:
    4,495
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2006
    Location:
    Potsdam, NY
    The first album that popped into my head was "Aerosmith" (subtitled "Featuring Dream ON").
     
  15. RoscoeElegante

    RoscoeElegante Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,414
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2015
    Location:
    TooFarFromCanada
    These lads were pretty good at being vibrantly basic when they wanted to be:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbKPZd5oihc

    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.
     
    gwjensen, DonM, Muku and 2 others like this.
  16. RoscoeElegante

    RoscoeElegante Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,414
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2015
    Location:
    TooFarFromCanada
    Holy smokes, these boys can play! Was ignorant of 'em until now. Thanks.
     
    Chiogtr4x likes this.
  17. RoscoeElegante

    RoscoeElegante Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,414
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2015
    Location:
    TooFarFromCanada
    Recording/production experts: HOW does one get/ensure this live and lively sound on tape/a recording program? Tips, from micing to EQing?
     
  18. joebloggs13

    joebloggs13 Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    758
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2017
    Location:
    The Woodshed
    ^^^ This.
     
  19. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    5,046
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2007
    Location:
    Manassas Park, VA
    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!
     
    RoscoeElegante likes this.
  20. JuneauMike

    JuneauMike Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    4,137
    Joined:
    May 5, 2015
    Location:
    Alaska
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.