- Liam Watson
Liam Watson formed
Toe Rag Studiosin the early 1990s. Since then his collection of vintage musical instruments and recording equipment has grown and grown, attracting the cream of modern bands looking for that 'retro edge'. Notable acts to record with him at the studios include The White Stripes, The Cribs, The Kills, Holly Golightly, Madness, Billy Childishand The Zutons.
Liam is well known for his
retrodress sense and the (nowadays) unusual practice of wearing a labcoatin the studio. This is because Liam is also proficient in the art of repairing/tweaking the vintage recording equipment he uses (and need not get his clothes dirty!)
At The Top Of His Game
With the advent of
digital recordingin the 1980s, music production started to become clinical in some respects; the recordings lost that 'live' feel. Liam Watson, a musician himself, decided to create his own studio where the techniques of the past masters such as George Martinand Joe Meekwould be able to be employed and expanded upon to get a true recording of the sound. The resulting Toe Rag Studiosis currently the epitome of analogue recording and is highly sought among recording venues by bands who value the classic recordings of the 1960s and '70s.
Liam Watson engineered and mixed
The White Stripes' 2003 smash No.1 album "Elephant", produced by Jack White of the band.
Liam is currently working with veteran ska band Madness on their first original album in six years being recorded at toe-rag studios.
Liam also produced the newest album,
Witchcult Todayby doom metalband Electric Wizardin 2007.
* [http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/oct03/articles/toeragstudios.htm Liam Watson - The Elephant Man]
* [http://www.thestudentzone.com/articles/soundof.html Liam Watson - The Sound Of The Sixties]
* [http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/music/artist/appears/0,,649171,00.html#more Liam Watson - Discography @ ArtistDirect]
* [http://www.redarmyfc.com/images/music/lih.wma Toe Rag Studios - Official Site]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.