By Matt Hurwitz. Carl Reiner was pulling together a television special called "Wonderful World of Pizazz," which celebrated the hippie styling of the day, and wanted The Cowsills to appear on the show performing “Hair,” the title track to the then-hit Broadway musical sensation.
Updates from Pachyderm Studios, Audio for the Arts, Ambient Studios, Minnehaha, Gaslight, Shock City, 416 Wabash, Static Shack, DNA Music Labs, Wild Sound, Stone Soup Recording Studios, The Pearl, Clutch Sound and Element Recording Studios.
Brad Wood engineered, produced and mixed Skating Polly's latest album, "The Make It All Show," in Seagrass Studio, the personal space that he has owned and operated for the past 14 years.
By Barbara Schultz. Nick Raskulinecz: Room for Variety; Black River Booming. Updates from Southern Ground Studios, House of Blues, Ocean Way Nashville, Sound Kitchen, Uno Mas Studios, Parlor Productions, Blackbird Studios, Sound Emporium, Watershed and Prime Recording.
Paczosa and Gandhi collaborated as engineers and producers on "Arrangements," taking Millsap and his touring band first to Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, N.C., for tracking.
In this month’s Classic Tracks we take a look at sessions for the entire album, which included not only the Top 10 title track, but unforgettable hits such as “Hillbilly Highway” and “Goodbye’s All We’ve Got Left,” and heartbreakers like “My Old Friend the Blues” and “Little Rock ’n’ Roller.”
As John Carter Cash pored over his late father’s voluminous writings, two goals emerged: to curate and publish a collection in book form, and then to make an album, creating a musical setting for a selection of those works.
By Matt Hurwitz. Though he no longer recalls precisely where or when “Give a Little Bit” was written, Hodgson explains, “I’ve always known that love is what I long for, what I want, what I believe we’re here to learn, ultimately.” And as the love chant of the ’60s was fading, he says, “Maybe it was an answer—‘Oh, just give a little bit.’”
By Barbara Schultz. Joe Bonamassa and Beth Hart in Session for “Black Coffee,” Studio at the Palms; Update from Beacon Hill Studios; Saltmine Studio Oasis; Dust & Stone; The Tone Factory Recording Studios; D.I. Recording Studios; Brickroad Studios; Allusion Studios; Waterworks Recording; Tucsound
By Sarah Jones. "Master of Puppets," Metallica’s third album, was released in March 1986 as the band’s major-label debut. Five years into their careers, they were maturing as artists, with all four members—frontman James Hetfield, guitarist Kirk Hammett, bassist Cliff Burton and drummer Lars Ulrich—contributing equally to song material.