Used for the slide guitar on Bob Dylan's "Someday Baby", as mentioned by soun... more
Used for the slide guitar on Bob Dylan's "Someday Baby", as mentioned by sound engineer Chris Shaw in this December 31, 2008 Electronic Musician article.
Bob Dylan won the GRAMMY Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance in 2006 for the song “Someday Baby,” from the Modern Times LP, which itself garnered a GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Folk/American Album. Chris Shaw was looking for a dense, Muddy Waters-like sound for the track. He placed a Neumann KM 84 microphone on the bottom of a snare drum purposely selected for its “crappy” sound, with a Shure Bullet microphone on the top on a stand over the kick drum, and rounded the center of the kit off with a Shure SM57 on the rack tom. Dylan’s Gibson Everly Brothers model acoustic guitar is usually recorded using one B&K 4011 pointed at the 12th fret. The distant-sounding slide guitar, played by Larry Campbell, is mixed hard left and owes its spooky allure to the Neumann U87 room microphones.