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Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll Podcast


"Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll" is a "rockumentary" series telling the greatest rock and roll stories on record. Some of our episodes spotlight specific artists, and others cover various specific subjects. All of them rock as we cover stories and myths about songs you can sing along with.

Sep 15, 2016

On this episode, we’re going in search of the wildest and wackiest record producers. And we'll countdown the top 10

They’re not usually the names you know when you listen to your favorite songs although they control the final sound that comes out of a recording session. But out of control is the best way to describe some of the greatest record producers of all time.

One held performers at gunpoint in the studio, and another turned a sandbox and an empty swimming pool into studios.

Then there’s the producer who practiced voodoo on his master tapes, and one more who was so obsessed with sound that he spent an entire week tuning a single bass guitar for a recording session.

Still another producer set up tape machines at cemeteries so he could record voices from beyond the grave.

Our Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll researchers have tabulated the top 10 madmen behind the mixer, so stay tuned for our craziest episode yet.


SJC in Detroit
two and a half years ago

Lots of great back stories for tunes from many producers -- but mostly, just like Simon & Garfunkel sang, you'll be Phil Spectored. As always, worth a listen.