I guess I'll continue my current tact of digging up old stuff and makin' people feel - well - old.
I recall reading a statement from Nuno in GftPM magazine way back when... It went something along the lines of the label wanted them to work with a name producer so they brought in MW. Upon his arrival, Nuno claimed MW's comment was "what's there for me to do?" seeing as how much was already done on the record...
In scouring the old posts for guitar info pertaining to my other thread, I came across the listing for the McIntosh poweramps which had been used for this record, as well as Skid Row and some other stuff...
So I'm wondering - how much of that statement was right?
I know some of the stuff is easily attributable to Nuno - and he readily admits to the ground buzz on the vocal mic for "When I First Kissed You" since it was recorded in a bedroom on a 4-track...
Michael - do you have any recollections on doing this record? As it's one I was heavily inspired by both guitar-wise and production-wise I'd be interested in anything you have to offer on its production.
I always liked the interplay between the rather laid-back drums and the over -the-top guitar work. Something which was certainly lacking on some of their later efforts.
This one seemed to hit just at the right moment, tho - which also strikes me as odd since that same interview mentioned that this record was pretty much done (maybe he just meant written...) before the first one even came out.
Another thought on this record - it's always inspired me to try the "fade out & back in" thing like at the end of "When I'm President." I've never gotten it that perfect, tho.