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Great songs, bollocks production, regardless for who was twiddling the knobs.
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I checked my copy when I got home and on the back, in bold letter are the words:
PRODUCED BY IGGY POP
suits the songs much better, everything in the red innit
this year's Raw Power show it suddenly dawned on me to doublecheck which one I had. Had always assumed it was the Bowie one but obv it was the Iggy one. I still love it though. To answer the above, the Iggy one doesn't have writing on the cover does it - as apparently he hated the dripping letters or summaat. Anyway Jonesy has the Iggy version now thanks to me and rates it so y'know, I think really there's a happy ending there isn't there. And the show was AMAZING - better even than Fun House.
and I prefer it to what I've heard of the Bowie mix (3 or 4 songs). I've read the liner notes written by Iggy too; they're quite interesting. He mentions that the bass tracks for the songs are terrible - I think he said it was because they weren't recorded correctly at the time or something. It's a shame really, as the bass parts you can just about make out through the din are phenomenal. I think it's only this problem with the bass tracks that makes Iggy's mix sound kind of amateurish, which is unfortunate given that it's a problem with the tracking rather than his mixing. Though, I suppose his mixing exposes the fault more, which could be construed as amateurish.
But I was amazed at how massive they sound live after I'd only heard their recordings. They where old codgers when I saw them years ago too. So I'm just gonna be thankful for what I've got now to be honest. Cos I dunno if you could re-create that massive sound on record and its far to late to find out otherwise. They blew every band out of the water with pure MASSIVE sound at Leeds Fest that year and they where only on late afternoon or something shit like that. The only people that came close to that BIG a sound was Jarrasic Five, which was a bit strange. J5 did this big bass cannon thing that shook everything and made quite a few people fall over by playing a big bass tone for a bit and that was the nearest anyone got to the ye'olde stooges...