This could be another submission to the “Might be heresy” files, but I feel a bit like this about Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes by TVOTR as well.
I’m not sure how much of the production is creative decision making and how much of it is the result of limitations, but I tend to love the early stuff in spite of rather than because of the production of it…
Not possible but The Replacements -Tim
Yeah, i didnt mean it at all
There was a bit of a trend for hardcore artists in the 80s getting signed to a bigger label and then re-recording their earlier material.
I actually like the way it sounds, but it would also be interesting to hear a modern Tyler, The Creator Cherry Bomb with his more robust production and with the Kanye verse removed
Would be great to hear how Kevin Shields could make Loveless sound with modern recording & mixing tech.
All of the Kinks’ output pre-Village Green
I’d love to hear a re-recorded version of Movement but by New Order in the mid-80s rather than 2023.
all the Beatles albums just done by Ringo
Replace all the Beatles except Ringo with Muppets
These New Puritans - Beat Pyramid. They still play 2 or 3 of the tracks live but very infrequently. When they do, they’ve been really great re-interpretations. I still like the album, despite some dated sounds and a few annoying songs to skip past. Because even though they became much better after it, Beat Pyramid has higher-tempo tracks, unlike anything These New Puritans have done since. I think it would be great to have a recording of them doing it with their current sound and instrumentation.
This is subjective though isn’t it? Dustin Kensrue’s voice has aged 20 years but he’s also (arguably) got two decades of improved technique in there too. All part of the conversation about whether a band as a unit “aged well”
Yeah it’s all basically unlistenable to me