Bad Test Disc
RLJ's first album is what we would categorize as a Good Demo Disc, Bad Test Disc.
Meaning that this record can sound good on really crappy stereos -- which explains why it is so often heard at stereo stores and at shows, where really crappy stereos are usually found in abundance. But it’s not what the System Doctor ordered if the goal is to work out some problem or fault with the reproduction of all your other recordings. In other words, records like this can be misleading.
180g Warner Brothers LP Debunked
We were fairly unimpressed with the new Rickie Lee Jones on Warners that just came out. It has that phony Modern Mastering sound we find so unappealing on the recent Rhino reissue of Blue. (We seem to be pretty much alone in not liking that one, and we’re proud to say we still don’t like it. Hey, play The Blue Game and maybe you’ll see why.)