My best friend and business partner, John Baccigaluppi, is moving out of the old building that houses his studio The Hangar (along with his Tape Op office) and had been part of his life since 1990. I played on some of the earliest records from there, and returned to produce a few sessions there in the 90's and 00's. The place will be missed. Here's John's blog about the transition and the history.

 

 

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Fri, Mar 1, 2013 - 1:36PM
Marty Rodriguez said about this:

I'm so sorry to hear that The Hangar is closing it's doors. This is a huge loss for the musical community and one that many artists will never get a chance to know.

My band, Corduroy Jim from San Jose, CA., had the pleasure of recording our second record there. We worked with Frank Maranzino, who had been recommended to us, and one other gentleman who's name escapes me but they were both terrific to work with, and we had a blast recording there!

The sounds that room captured were very interesting, longing like a lost soul, at times haunting. With the heat of summer beating the band into submission every few hours due to the fact that you had to turn of the A/C during recording to avoid the noise that it produced, it was a sacrifice we made gladly.

We recorded the drums in the main room instead of the isolation booth because we wanted the band to be in the same room together for a more "live feel". Hence, we were going after "The Bonham Effect".

Needless to say, it was a successful two days and the record came out great! Oh, and by the way we ended up naming the record...."Hanger"!

I'm so grateful we had the opportunity to record there and work with some great people as well. My only sigh of "What if?" is not being able to go and record our next single there....

Here's to John, Larry, and everyone who made The Hangar possible for starving artists and the like.....cheers!

Sincerely,

Martin Vincent Rodriguez
Corduroy Jim
San Jose, CA.
www.corduroyjim.com
marty@corduroyjim.com

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