Which musician has been the most fun to produce? Which has been the biggest pain in the Arse?
Most fun was a thrash band called 'Septic Runt' back in about 1992. They turned up to the studio in a milk float [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk_float ]
And paid for the session in 50 pence coins [equivalent to quarters] that they stole from a video arcade.
They drank themselves insensible, snorted piles of speed off the speakers and then played their album in one take in under an hour, stopping only three times while I changed the tape.
Then they fucked off to the pub while I mixed it and returned to collect their master accompanied by the police and the owner of the video arcade.
Total album cost = £160
The biggest pain in the arse was a band called James whose members variously spat a mouthful of piss over the mixing desk, punched my assistant unconscious, let off industrial fireworks at 4:00am causing neighbouring cows to stampede to their deaths and, to finish up, dishonestly took the credit for my work.
Total album cost = £250,000
Can you spot the pattern?