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total access recording studio

from hüsker dü, minutemen, sublime, black flag posted in music by pete_nice

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total access recording studio

from hüsker dü, minutemen, sublime, black flag posted in music by pete_nice

Total Access Recording Studio in Redondo Beach has been open since December 1980. The lists of bands who have recorded here is too extensive to list, but here's one interesting anecdote.

After being signed as the first non-West Coast band on the SST Records label (Black Flag, the Minutemen), Hüsker Dü went to record Zen Arcade at Total Access with producer Spot in October of 1983. The band recorded 25 songs, and all but two were on the first take. The recording and the mixing of Zen Arcade took 85 hours total and cost $3,200.

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