Blog 001 - Firstly....something a little educational
I thought, as this is my first blog, that I should kick off with a classic insight into band psychology, the role of a producer in the studio and the problems one might face when working with drummers. For anyone thinking of entering the studio world, this is a must. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the infamous Troggs Tapes!
Someone on a Troggs session back in the 70s, probably the engineer or assistant engineer, realising that this could be gold dust, put up a mic in the control room to capture the bands banter during the session - and I’m so grateful that he did! This is priceless. Things really hot up at around 5 minutes in when the drummer, Ron, is struggling to play a drum fill to everyone’s satisfaction.
The Troggs, from Andover in Hampshire, had a massive hit called ‘Wild Thing’ in 1966. They had a couple of other pretty big songs but didn’t manage to maintain long term success……after listening to this, you’ll probably understand why.
Don’t play this in front of your kids!