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Old 05.28.2008, 06:01 PM   #1
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Let me start by saying that I dont mean best produced in a technical, commercial sense. I mean which record does everyone here think best captures SY's raw and overwhelming live sound on an album? Who do you think has been SY's best producer?

I was listening to the 2nd disc of DDN with all the live sounds and couldn't help but notice how some songs sounded amazingly better live. The sounds were more rich like the wall of sound moments on "Hyperstation" or the denseness of the sprawl. Listening to the live versions there was so much stuff that could have been better mixed I feel.
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Old 05.28.2008, 06:14 PM   #2
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all of the other albums' production sounds like it was attempting the production of this album.
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I tend to agree with suchfriends but i will add a coda and say sister is the worst produced out of every single album they have done (i love all the tracks, just the production sounds like shit).
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Old 05.28.2008, 07:54 PM   #4
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I actually agree with Sonic Nurse as far as the pop albums. But then Bad Moon Rising and Confusion is Sex are absolutely brilliant on a different tip (actually two different tips as Bad Moon is layered sonic experimentalism while Confusion is much more letting the tonal noise echo with very little augumentation).
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Old 05.28.2008, 09:53 PM   #5
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sonic nurse sounds the best, but it's amongst their worst.

sister sounds the worst, but it's amongst their best.

Is there some kind of lesson to be learned there?
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Old 05.28.2008, 10:08 PM   #6
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The drums on most of Sister annoy me to no end. The ones on "Schizophrenia" just aren't loud or clear enough! For production, I say Murray Street.
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Old 05.28.2008, 10:16 PM   #7
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all of sister sounds like the mics were in buckets of water
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Old 05.28.2008, 10:26 PM   #9
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A Thousand Leaves, I thought, had really great production; it's how Sister and Bad Moon Rising should have sounded.

Really, just talking purely about drum sound (which is probably the most important aspect to me), I'd probably say Nurse...
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Old 05.28.2008, 10:29 PM   #10
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The production of Bad Moon sounds "right" to me. 1000 Leaves is good, too.
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Old 05.28.2008, 10:49 PM   #11
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The production of Bad Moon sounds "right" to me. 1000 Leaves is good, too.

Bad Moon Rising is perfect for what they were trying for. It's funny, because at the time I read an interview where they were seriously talking about how it was a "slicker" sound, which compared to the 8 track recording on Confusion is Sex, it was. But yeah, it's muddy in all the right ways in all the right places, and the drums sound like ships crashing into each other in the night more than a human keeping time on a kit. I think it is actually their most Branca influenced record in terms of sound and atmosphere, even though they were moving away from him personally at the time.
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Old 05.29.2008, 01:03 AM   #12
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you guys are crazy, the production on sister is my favorite, that and bad moon rising. i love how sister sounds like it was recorded underwater. its like the early JAMC.
one of my favorite sounding albums ever.
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Old 05.29.2008, 01:28 AM   #14
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Old 05.29.2008, 02:16 AM   #15
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hmm, i'd agree that the production on the older albums is a bit shit, but i like it.

the best ones would definately bee later ones, like, goo, dirty, washing machine and as everyone else said, nurse
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Old 05.29.2008, 02:27 AM   #16
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But I like the "sound" of many albums. The "production flaws" add some flavor to each SY era, methinks.
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Old 05.29.2008, 03:35 AM   #18
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NYC G&H had some nice guitar tones.
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I think EVOL sounds just brilliant ... it's muddy, reverbey and stuff, but the atmosphere is haunting as fuck.
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