“The remaster sounds great! A real improvement. Hits of Acid is a masterpiece.”
SONG PLAYER of 320k MP3s:
By the way, this is just a taste of how better this can be. We found the master tape for this album and Jack Endino is going to remaster it. So the early 2021 remaster will be even better.
“Hits Of Acid”
Dec 2020 remastered by Michael W. Dean done of 1988 album by Bomb.
Original album engineered by Eli Janney at Inner Ear Studio in Arlington Virginia.
Total recording budget, $1200. Recorded one day, mixed the next.
Buy the vinyl used.
Vinyl and cassette was put out back then by Boner Records.Album on Discogs.com
Michael W. Dean is now doing music with BipTunia, check that out here.
Cover art by Richard Carse.
Michael W. Dean: vocals, bass.
Jay Morgan Crawford: guitar, vocal.
Tony Fag: drums, vocal.
(Doug Hilsinger later joined on second guitar, but was not on this album.)
Special thanks to Krist Novoselic for lovingly pulling these files off vinyl so MWD could remaster them. This still sounds a heck of a lot better than the vinyl. (I don’t have access to the master tape, not sure it still exists.)
Interview with Krist talking about how all members of Nirvana loved Bomb.
PROCESS OF REMASTERING THIS:
–Krist send me the WAV files. I trimmed out the space that albums have between songs.
–I used Sound Forge to reduce the volume to 70% to give headway for various voodoo to come. Then did click elimination.
–Used Audacity to remove tape noise from original master. Used noise print from part where there was no music on the album.
–Used Reaper to adjust the EQ. The original vinyl is lacking low end, presence, and the low end of brilliance. I raised each of them slightly. Also did high and low cut below 15 hz and above 19.5 khz.
–Used my secret sauce settings in Lurssen Mastering Console.
–Made 320k MP3s using LameDrop.
–Made a single continuous FLAC lossless file in Reaper. Is correct album order. But I reduced the spaces between songs. They were only as long as they were due to the limitations of vinyl. Live we went one song directly into the next without space.
Download the songs here:
Michael W. Dean, Dec 21, 2020.