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Gear Club Podcast

Feb 23, 2017

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John and Stewart are joined by Ken McKim, who has over 40 years under his belt as an engineer, and is also the founder of Retrospec audio and Trouble Report (which specializes in tech support for the recording industry). Ken discusses his time with legendary studios like RPM, Sigma Sound, and Allaire and shares the...


Feb 17, 2017

David Bowie's "Life on Mars?" stands as perhaps the pinnacle of his theatrical ambitions - and it's this week's Record of the Week. Join John and Stewart and learn about the impressive band behind the recording - Mick Ronson, Trevor Bolder, Woody Woodmansey plus Yes's Rick Wakeman on piano! If you've seen “The Life...


Feb 10, 2017

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It's not always about perfection, as illustrated by Rod Stewart's mandolin-laced hit, "Every Picture Tells A Story". The title track from Stewart's classic album of same name, it's rocking without being loud, and everyone seems to be playing a...


Feb 1, 2017

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 Photo: Molly Stromoski for Observer

In part two of our interview with Steve Rosenthal, he continues his musical journey with John and Stewart, focusing on the memorable recordings from The Magic Shop studio, which closed in 2016 after 28 years.  Featured artists include Lou Reed, David Bowie, Sonic Youth, Suzanne Vega...