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    rambleon
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    http://www.nme.com/news/111638.htm

    INFLUENTIAL STUDIO BADLY DAMAGED

    The studio JEFF BUCKLEY was recording in when he died has been destroyed by fire.

    The Easley McCain recording studio in Memphis suffered considerable damage after an electrical fire broke out on Wednesday last week (March 2).

    "The (fire) inspector said that two fires broke out at the same time at opposite ends of the building, due to some electrical reason," engineer Kevin Cubbins told Rolling Stone. "Within 15, 20 seconds, the whole place was engulfed."

    The studio has witnessed sessions by Sonic Youth, The White Stripes, Guided By Voices, Wilco and Loretta Lynn among others.

    Along with damage to the studio the new album by the band Silver Jews – which features former Pavement members – was also destroyed. The record had apparently been delivered to the studio to be mastered on the morning of the fire.

    The studio’s future is now uncertain while the insurance is being examined, however Wilco bassist John Stirratt insisted it would a great loss.

    “It’s unbelievable. Really, really sad," he explained. "If you tried to record in Memphis before Easley, you had to work with, well, born-agains. Easley was the first place to reflect how hip and weird and diverse Memphis really is — the great, weird underbelly."

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    :(

    That studio was used alot during the `90s.Alot of good records were done there like Wilco`s AM and Pavement`s Wowee Zowee.Memphis has a special place in rock history because of the Sun Studios where rock and roll was born.Very sad news :(

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    damn that sucks. especially for the Silver Jews… to lose a whole album like that…. i guess that just makes all the stuff recorded there that much more worthy and shit….

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    Robert
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    "rambleon" wrote:
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    Along with damage to the studio the new album by the band Silver Jews – which features former Pavement members – was also destroyed. The record had apparently been delivered to the studio to be mastered on the morning of the fire.

    I couldn’t care less about the building as long as there wasn’t any casualties. BUT, a Silver Jews album up in ashes is sad sad sad news.

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    1. see fire
    2. run

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    rambleon
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    I couldn’t care less about the building as long as there wasn’t any casualties.

    yeah, but now all the bands are going to have to record w/the ‘born agains’ :!: :o :D

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    "Bol Weevil" wrote:
    1. see fire
    2. run

    rules to live by

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