I love Phil Spalding's honesty. You can tell he is not seeing the past with rose tinted glasses. I find it especially interesting that he mentions that Mike insisted in fewer takes than the musicians involved would have liked, prefering spontaneous verions of the tracks. I think that shows on the albums. Lots of little odd things left in which are propably mistake or indecisions from the players involved. On QE2 he had a producer and you can spot the difference.
-------------- "There are twelve people in the world, the rest are paste" Mark E Smith
Great article. Phil has some really complimentary things to say about Mike - it's quite touching and so nice to hear such a genuine and honest appraisal.
Didn't Mike say that "Moonshine" from MOTR was inspired by time spent with Phil, sipping whiskey from a hip-flask on the west coast of Ireland? Seems they spent some memorable times in each other's company.