Adam And The Ants “Vive Le Rock” 1985

My first proper remix that I did by myself was a fail I’m afraid, in that it was rejected and passed on to a more happening remixer (François Kervorkian), but my mix was much later put out as part of a box set so there was some vindication, and so it has been immortalized on YouTube.

Listening now I can hear how they couldn’t go with it then, the edit is a bit all over the place, I got a good balance going but when it came time to put it all together I lost it somewhat. My chief memory of the session is Marco sitting behind me, seemingly pulling his hair out. That’s the kind of effect I have on people.

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Guerilla Studio

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In 1982 after completing the second album by my band The Lines I began engineering in a small electronic music suite called Guerilla Studio (pictured above circa 1984). The studio had been put together by my friends (and colleagues to this day) William Orbit and Laurie Mayer, who had started a band called Torch Song.

At first a modest 8-track, after the band got their record deal a bunch of high-end gear was leased and the 24-track Guerilla Studio was born. With the equipment upgrade a new class of clientele began to frequent the studio.