Category: Classic Tracks

The Sugarcubes Stick Around For Joy

The Sugarcubes – Hit

The Sugarcubes Hit Recorded: 1991 Released: 30 December, 1991 Engineered by: Ed Thacker Produced by: Paul Fox Mixing: Paul Fox, Ed Thacker, The Sugarcubes Mastering:

Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer

Given it was the mid 1980s, the list of recording gear used was the very best of what was available at the time. A 56‑input SSL 4000 E Series console mated to a Studer A80 24 Track.

Talking Heads

Talking Heads – Road To Nowhere

While the album from which Road To Nowhere comes from, Little Creatures was full of hits, it was Road To Nowhere that truly broke Talking Heads in the UK, where the song did far better than in the US.

Dire Straits – Money For Nothing

EMT plate reverbs were among the many reverb units used on the recording, as well as two of the latest digital reverbs, the AMS RMX 16 and the Sony DRE-2000.

Madonna – Like A Virgin

Being recorded in 1984, I find Jason Corsaro’s recollection of which reverbs were used to be difficult to comprehend. In an interview with SOS Magazine he claims…

Van Halen – Jump

Van Halen’s Jump was the biggest selling single of the 1980s, you could no go anywhere without hearing it on radio or TV. Given it’s extensive use of keyboards…

Eurythmics Sweet Dreams

Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams

Eurythmics Sweet Dreams Recorded: 1982 Released: 21 January, 1983Engineered by: Dave StewartProduced by: Dave Stewart Sweet Dreams (are made of this), the fourth single take

Pretenders Back On The Chain Gang

Pretenders – Back On The Chain Gang

Pretenders Back On The Chain Gang Recorded: July 20, 1982Released: September 1992Engineered by: Steve ChurchyardProduced by: Chris Thomas Back on the chain gang was recorded

Soft Cell

Soft Cell – Tainted Love

Soft Cell Tainted Love Recorded: 1981 Released: July 17, 1981Engineered by: Don Wershba and Paul HardimanProduced by: Mike Thorne Upon it’s release in 1981, Soft

My Sharona

The Knack – My Sharona

The Knack My Sharona Recorded: April 1979 Released: April 1979Engineered by: Dave Tickle and Pete ColemanProduced by: Mike Chapman You either love or hate Get