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Old 09.10.2006, 10:44 PM   #1
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I can only think of Guided By Voices- Bee Thousand, what are some others?


NOT 4 TRACK REEL TO REEL PEOPLE, 4 TRACK CASSETTE RECORDERS.
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Old 09.10.2006, 10:47 PM   #2
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Old 09.10.2006, 10:53 PM   #3
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All of Daniel Johnston's early tapes were recorded one track. Along with countless blues artists
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Old 09.10.2006, 11:26 PM   #4
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Sgt Peppers

I mean like on a cassette. Sgt Pepper's was on a Reel to Reel, which is much more expensive and hifi.

I'm looking for some lofi inspiration to tell me that I don't have to spend a shitload of money on recording stuff.
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...........'4 Track Demos' by PJ Harvey??? Don't know if that was cassette or reel to reel though
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Mountain Goats. Anything by them earlier in their career.
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...........'4 Track Demos' by PJ Harvey??? Don't know if that was cassette or reel to reel though

That was definitely cassette.

Cassette is generally associated with lo-fi, and reel to reel 4-tracks are higher fidelity than any digital recorder.

Big Black's Lungs was recorded on a 4 track cassette recorder.
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Old 09.11.2006, 01:54 PM   #10
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sebadoh's early work, weed forestin', III, and smash your head, are 4-track super rock.

Olivia tremor control's albums , cubist castle and black foliage, are 4-track (ans 8) masterpieces.

beck's one foot in the grave and stereopathetic soul manure are mostly 4-track i believe.
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Old 09.11.2006, 07:17 PM   #11
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I could be wrong, but I belive God Ween Satan was recorded on a 4-track. Great record as well.
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Old 09.11.2006, 08:43 PM   #12
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Lots of hardcore classics I think were recorded on four track. One I know of is Black Dot by the Bad Brains

Eric's Trip is a famously lo fi band and I love them. Love TARA is my favorite but I love it all.

Hood does some fantastic lo fi music on SILENT 88, i fucking love that album.
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I think Black Dots was on a Reel to Reel, but since Don Zientara had barely any equipment at the time, it is still an amazing piece of lofi production in my mind.
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I could be wrong, but I belive God Ween Satan was recorded on a 4-track. Great record as well.

i think that's right/////i've heard it before

wikipedia did not help me find the answer


edit... apparently they used 4-track up until pure guava. on the wiki it says.
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i think that's right/////i've heard it before

wikipedia did not help me find the answer


edit... apparently they used 4-track up until pure guava. on the wiki it says.
The Pod was done on 4 track. Dunno about this one.
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The Pod was done on 4 track. Dunno about this one.


Your right. The Pod was probably what I was thinking of. A decent album anyway.
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One of my favorites, Los Lobos, did this as a side project in the early 90s....

Lo-Fi cassette...yep. I love this record !!

 


Amazon.com review....

After working with Los Lobos on their albums, "The Neighborhood" and "Kiko," the team of producer Mitchell Froom and engineer Tchad Blake joined David Hidalgo and Louie Perez to craft this amazing album. The music is a melting pot of roots music and border radio, recorded with Froom's trademark studio experimentation. An array of sound textures adorn the tracks, from fuzzed-out guitar and junkyard percussion to sampled snippets of Perez' grandmother laughing and Indian wedding music. The sessions were captured on a simple four-track, and the album displays a warmth and richness that is a true lo-fi accomplishment. Fans of Tom Waits' later work ("Rain Dogs" and "Bone Machine"), Mitchell Froom's other productions (like his solo release "Dopamine" and Suzanne Vega's "99.9F"), and of course Los Lobos' recent stuff will no doubt find the Latin Playboys quite rewarding. It is a sonic wonder that grows deeper with each listen. "Manifold de Amour" and "Forever Night Shade Mary" were included on the soundtrack to Robert Rodriguez' "Desperado" the following year. Froom went on to produce Los Lobos' "Colossal Head," and Hidalgo joined Cesar Rosas in Los Super Seven before the Playboys returned with their adventurous, and cleverly-titled, follow-up release, "Dose."
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Old 09.12.2006, 01:24 AM   #19
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The Doors was reel-to-reel 4-track, too. Sorry, I didn't get the intent of the thread at first. I don't think I know any albums recorded on cassette. Do I?
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