Little Richard made some of the most engaging, exciting music ever recorded. By audiophile standards it all sounds like shit, but I wouldn't want to swap it for something with 30dBs of dynamic range.
Back when he had a job, Hoffman did some first-time stereo mixes of Chuck Berry's Chess material. The mixes are fundamentally decent - sounds like he got an engineer to lace the 3-track up, pushed the faders up and simply dubbed to stereo - but when they first came out they sounded weak and lifeless when heard next to the mono material. There was a book - I think it was "Rock on Compact Disc" - which singled them out, saying that while the remixes were beautifully clean, they sounded as if they had been recorded in an operating theatre. It's interesting to note that every subsequent issue of his remixes I've heard has benefitted from a bit of dynamic compression.
I had a few of his CCR discs and he turned them into mush. Ball-less. Same with the Heart greatest hits that either him or Kevin whats his nuts did. Ripped anything that made them worth listening to right out of the mixes.
A guy poated about finding a rare Led Zeppelin IV 'target' CD (Japan), and people are suggesting it would fetch around $1,000. Good on him if it did, but I can't find much info to suggest that anyone has bought one for a high price. In fact, most of those 'target' CDs sell for not a lot. It seems SHF is pretty much responsible for putting out the idea that these CDs are sought after, special and valuable. Does anyone know of anyone who paid a lotta money for one?
Edit, on second thoughts maybe this should go in 'unleash thy inner shite'.