got my copy (on vinyl) by mail today.
i agree, the sound is really bad, especially beginning with track 3 on side A.
mind you, i had never heard most of the tracks before on any other release, so i don't exactly know how they should sound, if properly mastered.
nevertheless, i can tell that, at least to my ears, "Wild Bunch", "Bam Bam" and "Black Out" don't sound right at all.
"funny" how, for instance, on "Black Out" the melodica sounds pretty all right, but all the percussive parts sound just awful, and in a hissing, aggressive way.