Monthly Archives: October 2013

Arcade Fire

Electric Lady hosted overdub and mix sessions for Arcade Fire’s fourth studio album, Reflektor — produced by James Murphy and released today. Mixed entirely in Studio “C” by resident friend and client, Tom Elmhirst (with additional engineering by Ben Baptie), the album marked our first-ever sessions with the band and re-introduced David Bowie to our facility for his feature on the title track.

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RIP Lou Reed

“The music is all. People should die for it. People are dying for everything else, why not the music.”

— Lou Reed

Lou Reed Posed In AmsterdamReed recorded the albums Sally Can’t Dance (1974) and Coney Island Baby (1975) at Electric Lady. In 2012, he returned to Electric Lady for what we now know was his last recording, as featured on Metric’s “Wanderlust” from their 2012 release Synthetica.

Thank you, Lou.  You are forever in our hearts.  You are forever in our ears.

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Funny or Die Presents The Clash: The Last Gang In Town (with rare footage)

The Clash recorded two consecutive albums at Electric Lady, one of which was their 1982 release, Combat Rock.  It was the band’s best-selling album of all time.  We recently found rare footage of the band recording at Electric Lady with engineer, Joe Blaney.  Watch below:

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This week, surviving members, Mick Jones and Paul Simonon, joined Portlandia’s Fred Armisen to discuss and compare the rivaling histories of The Clash and Ian Rubbish and the Bizarros (Armisen’s well-loved SNL character) in a spoof documentary short for one of our favorite websites, Funny Or Die:

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U2 in Studio “A”

This summer U2 recorded their version of “This Is” for Aslan singer, Christy Dignam in the intimate setting of our Studio “A.”  The filmed performance was later premiered for a live audience at “A Night for Christy” – a fundraiser event to assist Dignam with the medical treatment needed to fight his rare form of blood cancer.

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