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by Larry Crane

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...

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...

May 16, 2019  |  No. 131

Catherine Vericolli: A Sense of Wonder

by Larry Crane

Since 2006 Catherine Vericolli has run her Fivethirteen Recording in Tempe, outside of Phoenix, Arizona. Along with long-time engineer Dominic Armstrong, she's kept the studio busy and growing in a...

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