Originally posted by DC_Jeff
I don't have any problem with groups sounding raw or honest or whatever adjective you want to apply, but I do have a problem with shelling out money for a defective mix. You can sound raw without the vocals breaking up and clipping.
I think that you're confusing two different and unrelated aspects of music making. A defective mix doesn't have anything at all to do w/the style of the sound that is recorded. And vocals that break up and clip, are recording volume related problems.
Also, RDM may be 'stripped down' in comparison to the last 'Smile' release and SOL release post Olson, but I personally wouldn't classify it as 'raw'.
Mark Olson's solo post Jayhawks CD December's Child.....now I think that's 'raw'...and no breaking up/clipping/mix/production problems there.
Still waiting for Amazon to deliver my official one...lil ears here are still burning on the DJ advance copy for now!