5th Anniversary Podcast Tribute To Geoff Emerick, Algorithm Gets A Record Deal, And Fake Gear Ring Busted
Welcome to the 5th anniversary of the podcast on this week’s episode. Thank you all for your support over these last 257 shows!
Recently I had a conversation with engineer Bill Smith about the late great Geoff Emerick and realized that there was a lot that we didn’t know about this audio giant even though he was responsible for some huge records that shaped the lives and careers of so many people.
Although he’s most famous for recording The Beatles, Geoff recorded songs that we hear every day by The Zombies, Stealer’s Wheel, America Supertramp, Jeff Beck, Kate Bush, Oasis, Cheap Trick and so many more. He had a full career and it went way beyond the Fab 4.
Bill Smith was his assistant and best friend for many years and knows about as much about Geoff as anybody, so I asked him to come on the show and give us some insight to this recording titan.
In the interview you’ll hear some interesting facts about how Geoff miked Paul McCartney’s bass, how he needed to get EMI’s written permission to be able to experiment with some of his miking ideas (they’ve since become almost the standard way we do things today), how his bass and drum techniques are so influential to today’s music, and much more.
On the intro I’ll talk about how an algorithm just got a record deal for 20 albums (yep, for real), and about a counterfeit gear ring in China being taken down.
Enjoy the show!