Post by ekforum on Dec 2, 2009 13:21:31 GMT -5
Original Release - 1991
1. Smokestack Lightning
2. Keeping the Faith
3. Southern Women
4. Pure & Simple
5. I've Seen Enough
6. Good Thing
7. Money Man
8. Backstreet Crawler
9. It's a Killer
10.Mama ( Afraid to Say Goodbye )
11.End of the Road
What did I think of the '91 album? It's a good thing Bill Graham's people allowed us to re-mix it without Tom Dowd there. I have the original mixes and, admittedly the album isn't a classic, but Dowd's mixes made us look like idiots. I think that was a point he wanted to make.
I have a tape of a conference call between all the band members and Dowd after it was re-mixed. He's actually crying during the phone call and blaming ME for doing it all behind his back. He went so far as to claim the added acoustic guitar (by Brent Rowan) on "PURE & SIMPLE was out of tune. (Like Brent would DO such a thing!)
Graham's people told me beforehand we could do the needed overdubs and re-mixing with Dowd's blessing. Turned out he knew nothing about it, fortunately. Til his dying day Dowd thought I was under-handed about it but that's not the case at all. As a matter of fact, if I HAD known of Dowd's displeasure, I wouldn't have messed with it.
The album was outstanding musically...as musicians, we poured our guts into that one. Other than that, it had some strong shortcomings.
I wrote a lot of lyrics for this album. No, I'm not comfortable with it.