RSR135 - Rob Schnapf - Recording Beck, Elliot Smith, Fu Manchu, and Kurt Vile - Recording Studio Rockstars

RSR135 – Rob Schnapf – Recording Beck, Elliot Smith, Fu Manchu, and Kurt Vile

Rob talks about getting great acoustic guitar sounds for Elliot Smith, recording Beck Loser, and much more!

My guest today is Rob Schnapf, a producer making critically-acclaimed records for the past two decades. He first gained recognition by producing (with his then-partner Tom Rothrock) Beck's debut album, "Mellow Gold," including the breakthrough single, "Loser." Rob and Tom produced three albums for Elliot Smith, including "XO" and "Figure 8."

Rob went on to produce albums for Guided by Voices, Saves The Day, The Vines, Powderfinger, The Whigs and Tokyo Police Club. In 2009 he produced Booker T Jones' "Potato Hole," which won a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album. In 2011 he produced "The Road From Memphis" with Booker, which again won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

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