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by Larry Crane

March 22, 2020  |  No. 136

Adrian Sherwood: Pay It All Back

by Larry Crane

I remember the first time I heard the Dub Syndicate album, Tunesfrom the Missing Channel, in 1984. I was used to reggae being somethingearthy and warm, but here was a record that sizzled and popped...

Nov. 21, 2019  |  No. 134

Jim Heath is Reverend Horton Heat

by Larry Crane

Reverend Horton Heat has been pushing the rockabilly envelope since 1985. Lead singer and guitarist Jim Heath is certainly the focal point, but his pal, Jimbo Wallace, has been slapping the upright...

Sept. 19, 2019  |  No. 133

The Ocean Blue's David Schelzel

by Larry Crane

The Ocean Blue have been making dreamy pop albums since the late ‘80s. Their new release, Kings and Queens / Knaves and Thieves, is a perfect example of a self-recorded album that works in the...

Sept. 18, 2019  |  No. 133

Tchad Blake: Mixing it Up

by Larry Crane

In Tape Op #16, my pal Stephen Murray interviewed Tchad Blake while he was in the middle of co-producing Pearl Jam's Binaural album in Seattle. Nearly two decades later, Tchad and I sat down in New...

July 20, 2019  |  No. 132

Jeff Tweedy: Staying Warm at The Loft

by Larry Crane

I've been in studios and rooms all over the world. I've seen where The Beatles spent hours creating masterpieces. I've been in the room where Buddy Holly's hits were made. I've stood at the mics...

July 20, 2019  |  No. 132

Spencer Tweedy

by Larry Crane

Being that Spencer graciously helped Tape Op set up our interview with his dad, Jeff Tweedy, and that he sat patiently as I asked so many questions, we thought it'd be fun to talk to him about growing...

July 20, 2019  |  No. 132

Tom Schick: Being Ready, Moving Fast!

by Larry Crane

Formerly chief engineer at Sear Sound [Tape Op #41], Tom Schick proved his skills in the studio with artists like Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Sean Lennon, and Rufus Wainwright. As a freelance engineer...

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