Posted: Jul 30, 2009 3:55 am
also, most importantly you are celebrating the 90s as a decade of amazing recording technique and the 70s as "sterile" and "cold", so that basically puts all of your opinions in the garbage can
Uptight has been recorded by Stevie alone too I guess, & it sounds warm to me, so live recording is not the point
I'm just saying that in terms of production sound ONLY, early recordings by Nirvana sound closer to the Sonics to my ears than the Fleshtones' Roman Gods ; that don't mean Nirvana is better than Fleshtones in terms of composition, spirit etc...
imo, that warm sound has been dying slowly during the 70s, because of all of them synths and bad habit to put the drumkick louder than the snare drum (with a lotta exceptions, fortunately! LAMF rules) but to my opinion the 90s -slowly- updated that warm sound and maybe it has something to do with those grunge/neo-punk bands, wether I like it or not... the result is that the Mummies' records will always sound better than the Gruesomes'