Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Producers: Ian Broudie

You know him from Care and the Lightning Seeds (and if you're asking about Big in Japan right now you have my respect), but Ian Broudie is one of those cats whose name seems to pop up around a bevy of other albums in our collections. Off the top of my head, besides working with the likes of Alison Moyet, the Primitives, the Wedding Present, the Three O'Clock, the Icicle Works and the Colourfield, here are are a mere five Broudie-produced efforts I count among my personal favorites. I'm not sure what makes him a great producer, but I think you will agree he has the touch.

Echo & the Bunnymen - Rescue (mp3) Buy 'Crocodiles'
The Coral - Dreaming of You (mp3) Buy 'The Coral'
The Wild Swans - Immaculate (mp3) Buy 'Space Flower'
The Bodines - Skankin' Queens (mp3) Buy 'Played'
The Pale Fountains - Jean's Not Happening (mp3) Buy '...From Across the Kitchen Table'


Echorich said...

Well done!
Broudie is a post punk icon! He's also one of the few who was able to make the move in the mid 80's to stay relevant.
I heartily agree with Rescue and Jean's Not Happening and would add Evangeline by Icicle Works to those two.

Brian said...

Ah, Evangeline. Good choice, Echorich. No argument there. I'll admit there is no Icicle Works here solely because that would have meant pulling out the turntable. I have not transferred a single Icicle Works album to a digital format... criminal.