I think they did two more takes and after the fourth take Kurt just went into 'Endless Nameless' without telling anyone. The intensity was frightening and unreal, and the band just went along with it and fortunately I recorded the performance. And then Kurt smashed his guitar to bits at the end of it. It was the only left-handed Mosrite that we had. So right away I had to start scouring around Los Angeles for another left-handed Mosrite.
When Nirvana finished their days in Studio A of Sound City they moved to the smaller Studio B, to record overdubs and background vocals. They also finished tracking Something In The Way. It was a pretty loose performance. I had him do a few takes.
I could have tried to edit them together with analog tape, but it would have been really hard to do. There was guy there who had had an early version of ProTools. So I had this engineer come by and we loaded the sessions in. And we could move the sessions around like you can do very easily now. But you had to hit a 'render' button and it would take three hours for it to process. And then if you didn't like the edit you could hit 'undo,' which it did quickly and then you'd try another version with the 'render' and wait another three hours for the results.
It took me a whole day to do that. As time consuming as the process was, Vig was able to edit together an acoustic compilation of the three takes. Then the rest of the band provided the additional instrumentation.
We had to really get Dave to mellow it out. Even when he hits the drums medium they come out hard, so we had to get him to hit the drums more gently. Krist had to overdub his bass, which was also challenging. Kurt had a five-string acoustic he used to play and he never tuned it. Record Collector.
February 1, Behind The Music. March 31, PR Newswire. Archived from the original on June 16, Retrieved Archived from the original on September 30, Butch Vig. Garbage Version 2. Absolute Garbage. Special Collection. Bryan David 'Butch' Vig is a Grammy-winning musician, songwriter, and record producer, best known as the drummer and co-producer of the alternative rock band Garbage and the producer of the diamond-selling Nirvana album 'Nevermind'.
Clear filters. Format Series Interview. Category Recording Mixing Production. Shamrocks and Shenanigans Muggs Main mix. More Albums. Danny Boy, Danny Boy. Jump Around Mastermix. Jump Around master mix. Jump Around Jason Nevins radio edit. Having divided his career between the drum kit and the control room, Garbage sticksman and production legend Butch Vig boasts a glorious discography of rock.
Here, Butch Vig chooses the six albums that most defined his career, and tells Rhythm Magazine how he bottled the drum sounds on each. It started as a routine production job for three Seattle musicians with an underground buzz. Mostly, it was Dave Grohl. Kurt [Cobain] had told me they'd just got the best fucking drummer ever, and when I came out to rehearsals, I was blown away by how hard he hit.
We used a drum tunnel on the kick, where you take another bass drum, extend out the regular bass drum and put the mic further away, which I often do to get more boom. It was the player and the room that made that record sound so special.
In the wake of Nevermind, Vig was the most respected producer on the planet. As his phone rang off the hook, he hit the Magic Shop in New York city to tame the rough edges of mid-period Sonic Youth. Steve Shelley is amazing in the way he fits into the symphonic sound that Sonic Youth make.Mar 25, · Butch Vig’s livestream was fascinating and informative, so if you have any interest in music production, be sure to watch the whole hour-long video! Making the Album Garbage first started working on new songs in spring