Producers and engineers are some of the unsung heroes in music. They craft good songs into sonically pleasing pieces that we know and love.
Look in your collection. I bet you own at least one record produced by Chris Thomas. He's certainly produced some of my all-time favorite albums. The funny thing about Chris Thomas is that I could not say he has a "signature" sound. He gets good, solid, no-frills sounds. He did help mix "Dark Side of the Moon" which is one of the greatest albums of all time.
His production work with the Sex Pistols is raw and basic. Some of that carries over to his work with the Pretenders. In the 80's he helped Pete Townshend launch his solo career and INXS to reach their greatest heights.
Chris Thomas started as an assistant to Beatles producer George Martin.
In 1968 George Martin went on a vacation during the making of the "White Album" and left Chris to assume the producers role!
in the hot seat between George and Paul.
Thomas has said he also played keyboards on some of the songs like "Piggies", "Savoy Truffle". "Bungalow Bill"and the out-take "Not Guilty"
The Beatles "Not Guilty"
He mixed Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon". You may have heard of it? lol
If you are a fan of the Beatles "Abbey Road' you need to check out Badfinger's 1974 release "Wish You Were Here" It is great, one of my all-time favorites now.
Sadly the record company didn't support the album and the band's fortunes descended even further.