Rock albums tracked live (in the same room)?

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Rock albums tracked live (in the same room)?

Post by bobschwenkler » Sat Mar 25, 2006 11:30 am

I'm sitting here listening to Don Caballero's American Don. It sounds pretty live in some ways, but other aspects of it sound like there was significant isolation involved (iso booths?). There are some pretty awesome sounds in this record though. The challenge of tracking music this loud all in the same room is something I really want to incorporate into my aesthetic and learn how to do better.

Anyways, anyone have any good examples of rock music tracked live in the same room (that sounds good)? Even better, anyone know of any music and have any inside information on how it was tracked?

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Post by LeedyGuy » Sat Mar 25, 2006 11:47 am

Heck YES. Ben Kweller's On My Way. It isn't that LOUD a record, but it was all done in the same room at the same time. some tracks are vocals and all!
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Post by ;ivlunsdystf » Sat Mar 25, 2006 12:13 pm

Uncle Tupelo's Anodyne, I think...

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Post by LeedyGuy » Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:07 pm

ooh...and what about some of the older U2 stuff? the ones that Lanois did sans control room?
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Post by bobschwenkler » Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:28 pm

kentothink wrote:Heck YES. Ben Kweller's On My Way. It isn't that LOUD a record, but it was all done in the same room at the same time. some tracks are vocals and all!
That's what I'm talking about. How does it sound?

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Post by sara_tonin » Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:12 pm

Jeff Buckleys Grace was tracked live, one of my favorite albums.
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Post by billiamwalker » Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:51 pm

RX Bandits album "The Resignation" was tracked live and it's a very fine sounding record.

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Post by drumsound » Sat Mar 25, 2006 11:58 pm

There's some great all in one room stuff on Elvis Costello's "Delivery Man." I love whenever they ride up the upright piano the drum tone changes. I think even some of the lead vox were cut in the room with the band.

Someone mentioned Anodyne and I know it was tracked live, but I believe there were booths involved.

I haven't done it in a while but I can be really fun. I'll see if I can upload something for you guys to hear...

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Post by I'm Painting Again » Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:48 am

http://www.gingerbird.net/Pecados/muddybanks.wav

I did this band Pecados a while ago we tracked it live in the same room and they were extemely loud(at times)..everything was shaking..the pictures flew off the walls..

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Post by aeijtzsche » Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:28 pm

Jus' 'bout any Rock record recorded before 1966, probably was to a great extent done live.

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Post by norton » Sun Mar 26, 2006 2:20 pm

black crowes: southern harmony and musical companion. at least some of it's live and in the same room.

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Post by syrupcore » Sun Mar 26, 2006 2:25 pm

frank black and the catholics, mostly live direct to two track. I'm still waiting for some one semirelated (ahem, joel) to do an interview.

they sound amazing to me.

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Post by ;ivlunsdystf » Sun Mar 26, 2006 3:35 pm

Maybe Grateful Dead's "In the Dark" would qualify here, although knowing their usual MO they probably dropped in a lot of overdubs for lead vox, etc. Anyway the basic tracks were recorded on a stage in an empty theater.

Am I right in assuming that the earliest Elvis Presley sides were all recorded at once in a room? I've always figured they were, but I don't have proof.

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Post by Fletcher » Sun Mar 26, 2006 3:36 pm

The Mission of Burma stuff was done that way if I'm not mistaken... as were The Lyres and pretty much everything else on the "Ace of Hearts" label

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