Iggy Pop producer Hal Cragin in Massasoit Sound
Instrument tracks on Iggy Pop’s jazz-influenced album Preliminaires were produced and recorded by producer/bassist Hal Cragin in his Pro Tools HD-based studio, Massasoit Sound (NYC). Cragin collaborated long-distance with Pop, who added his vocals at Hit Factory Criteria (Miami). “King of the Dogs” features a raunchy, New Orleans-style horn section: “The king of dogs track, which started the collaboration, was a rough guitar piece, but we both talked about the Louis Armstrong idea beforehand,” Cragin says. “I tracked the horns in my living room; it came out very authentic — kind of the old ‘rent party’ idea of the 30s.”..ZZ Top‘s appearance on the VH1 series Storytellers was recorded and mixed in Music Mix Mobile‘s (Frenchtown, NJ) M3 truck by M3 partner Jay Vicari and band engineer Toby Francis…At Clinton Recording (NYC), Chris Parker recorded and mixed drums with chief engineer Ed Rak and assistant Bryan Smith…Martin Gore and Andrew Fletcher of Depeche Mode recorded an interview at Dubway (NYC) with NPR’s David Dye for World Café. Keith Riglin and Chris Abell engineered…R.E.M. is recording demos at Jackpot Recording (Portland) with engineer Tucker Martine, who says the sessions are for an album to be produced later by Jacknife Lee.
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