Which brings us back to TOTP again as the repeat of TOTP which has just finished ended with the Rich Kids. The single ('Rich Kids') and indeed the entire album was produced by Mick Ronson.
Aye, I can't help thinking a young(ish) Midge Ure was taking notes on production with a view to future projects.
I know Ronson did a lot of producing work after the Spiders disbanded. What I don't understand is, given his pedigree, why he didn't carve out a career as a producer of choice. Personal issues maybe?
Funny thing is I always thought Ed Buller (producer of Suede and Pulp amongst others) owed a lot to Ronson's production sound.