Top critical review
on 1 July 2015
Well, well, well. I was a Rich Kid fan way back when they were knocking this stuff out, and saw them at The Nashville Rooms, and their original last ever gig, at Wembley, supporting David Essex.
Having read the customer reviews I thought I would buy this as it was remastered and considered by some of your reviewers as superior to the original Mick Ronson production job, which was legendarily muddy.
Oh, how wrong could a collective bunch of opinions be. All that has been done here is some bottom has been taken off and twice as much top added. So it has now gone from muddy to lightweight with no backbone to speak of. Where is the drive of Matlock's bass? The thump of Egan's drums? Where, indeed.
So, its back to the original vinyl for me, and I will accept some muddy waters from Bowie's main man as a little eccentricity on an otherwise fine, if a little dated, rock record. This CD, however, just gives me ear ache.