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

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  1. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Poster Extraordinaire

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    Damn! 2 great songs we used to play ( band long gone) that I'd forgotten about!
    The Blasters ( and Dave A.'s guitar sound) could rock like an earthquake!

    Edit: always like how ( on a strong live version) Dave played that great R&R solo, TWICE! in "Marie, Marie"
     
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    Great thread. I have a complete playlist for the next few days! Thanks.
     
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    Some good examples of the deception and lost information in recording, are the Keefe Champ recordings, or the Police's direct track recordings, and others. I don't mean to de-rail the thread, just wanted to maybe suggest, its hard if not impossible to capture that "amp in the room, live" on any recording.

    Favorite album, and band. Always like the flattop sounds he got too. They covered a lot of territory without a six string, with Lake's bass crossing boundaries as a surrogate for a solidbody as needed.
     
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    I was listening to some late 70s/early 80s new wave yesterday and thought of this thread. Entertainment! by Gang of Four and This Year’s Model by Elvis Costello and the Attractions both have a good live feel and cool tones. It got a bit more processed as stuff got into the 80s but there was still a bit of a punk rock feel at least in production during the late 70s.
     
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    Except for the DI inventions from MoTown...

    Pretty much every record before 85. Geoff Emerick got tremendous guitar sounds from Abbey Road Studio 2, by having a spectacular room, U47s placed 18” from speakers, and letting things bleed
     
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    Most of Tab Benoit’s recent stuff has that sound.
     
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    I think the new Jimmie Vaughan album sounds really great!
     
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    Jimmie’s playing has always sounded “in the room” to me. His solo on JB’s “My Wife Thinks You’re Dead” is a really good example of that.

    This is a really fun song. The solo might be Jimmie’s best ever.

     
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    Pretty much all of Keith's solo stuff has that band in the room sound...

     
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    Not sure I understand exactly what Amp in the Room means, but this is what came to mind:

     
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    For that "you're in the room" feel, Seven Bridges Road from the Hell Freezes over DVD is unbelievable.



    Another one is JD Souther's version of Sad Cafe, which he co-wrote.

     
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    I loved these guys when I was kid.
    They rocked!
     
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    Most of John Lennon's solo albums. Stand by Me practically sounds like he's strumming next to you.
     
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    “Bud” Welch.
     
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