Favorite Bad Recordings?

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Re: Favorite Bad Recordings?

Post by nipsy » Mon Feb 14, 2005 7:08 pm

dwlb wrote:Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' "American Girl."




c'mon now.......

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Re: Favorite Bad Recordings?

Post by JGriffin » Mon Feb 14, 2005 9:10 pm

nipsy wrote:
dwlb wrote:Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' "American Girl."




c'mon now.......
No, really, I do love that song but think the mix sounds kinda small and carboard-y. That's all.
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Re: Favorite Bad Recordings?

Post by Dr. Sausage » Tue Feb 15, 2005 6:10 am

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Re: Favorite Bad Recordings?

Post by Rigsby » Tue Feb 15, 2005 7:44 am

Nik Kershaw - The Riddle (LP)

I would normally hate the production, but i loved this record as a kid so i guess it's different than if i heard it first now, the arrangements are actually really good, there are some interesting things going on on that record instrumentally and arrangement-wise. There's a lot more going on than in most pop records then or now. Like i say though, i'd think the production would suck ass if i didn't already love that record from childhood.
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Re: Favorite Bad Recordings?

Post by JGriffin » Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:36 am

Rigsby wrote:Nik Kershaw - The Riddle (LP)

I would normally hate the production, but i loved this record as a kid so i guess it's different than if i heard it first now, the arrangements are actually really good, there are some interesting things going on on that record instrumentally and arrangement-wise. There's a lot more going on than in most pop records then or now. Like i say though, i'd think the production would suck ass if i didn't already love that record from childhood.
That and "Human Racing." Very '80s production, but there is an awful lot going on...and most of it is cool, or at least original. How about that chipmunk countoff and backup vocals in "Gone To Pieces." Some really nice gated guitar and different ambiences as well. The "save the whales" tune is pants though.

A good observation, that you'd likely hate the production if you hadn't grown up hearing and liking it. I think that happens a lot.
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Re: Favorite Bad Recordings?

Post by Rigsby » Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:06 am

Yeah, see that's actually a case in point as i don't much like human racing save the singles and the singles were the only things from that record that i listened to as a kid, so maybe the production is irrelevant to me only due to that reason. He did have some good ideas though, and definately went a fair way further musically than a lot of his contemporaries.
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