Carlos and I were talking a few weeks ago about prominent record producers.
Among the ones we brought up in the conversation were:
He offered me a challenge -
Create a mixed CD of your favorite producer's product. I agreed and figured that he'd pick Shep Pettibone, since he'd produced many of Madonna's singles - who Carlos loves though he is definitely "NOT DEFINED BY MADONNA".
He picked Nile Rodgers.
I picked Todd Rundgren. After some research, I have found that Todd Rundgren has produced 58 albums including some of my favorites, and the reasons I picked him:
Badfinger - Ass (though only two of the songs)
Grand Funk Railroad - Shinin' On
XTC - Skylarking (great album!)
Badfinger - Straight Up (One of his best producing efforts)
Once Carlos and I both present our compilations to each other, I'll post them here.
How about you: Do you follow certain producers? Who are your favorite producers? Do you feel (strong) record producers shape a band?