This is a great quote:
"You’ve worked with the likes of David Bowie and Queen in the past – is that right?
Yeah I worked with Queen quite closely. Freddie used to sit in the studio and call us. But Roger Taylor and Brian May would come in and argue. Brian wanted the guitars louder and Roger wanted the snare louder. It was a great time, there were great parties afterwards!
I love to read the technical side of the Queen releases just as the MACK interviews.
I remember there was a long interview to David Richards after the release of Innuendo in some Argentinian music magazine, where they even discussed mic positioning and all that during the recording of innuendo. Does that exist scanned somewhere?
Is there a good Roy Thomas Baker , or Mike Stone interview somewhere?
Same here - for a band at the forefront of studio brilliance and breaking boundaries, the technical side of their work is never really covered in any depth, other than the odd interview that we have to hunt down. A Mike Stone interview covering that sort of thing would be lovely.
On the specifics of hte above though, you'd think any major arguments over guitar vs snare levels would have taken place at the mixing stage, not left to the mastering!