Montclair, NJ (December 14, 2012)—Music biographer Jake Brown has released his latest book, Behind the Boards: The Making of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Greatest Records, a producer’s anthology with first-hand accounts of making records with some of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s best-known artists.
Written for both fans and academic audiences interested in the art of sound recording and record producing, the book features the stories of making some of rock’s greatest songs, taken from interviews with the producers who recorded them.
“Every Breath You Take” by the Police, “Comfortably Numb” by Pink Floyd, “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana, “Beautiful Day” by U2, “When the Levy Breaks” by Led Zeppelin, and “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC all are featured in Behind the Boards, as well as works by Bob Dylan, the Pixies, the Rolling Stones, KISS, Bob Marley, the Who, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Waits, and many more. Brown’s research reaches as far back as Jimi Hendrix’s 1968 album, Electric Ladyland, (Historic Studio A at Electric Lady Studios is shown on the book’s cover) and peers into the future with an exclusive look inside the making of Aerosmith’s new album, Music from Another Dimension.
The tome includes interviews with 31 of production’s biggest names, such as Daniel Lanois (U2, Peter Gabriel), Dave Jerden (Jane’s Addiction, Alice in Chains), Bob Rock (Motley Crue, Metallica, The Cult), Butch Vig (Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins), Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix), Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, KISS, Alice Cooper), Don Was (Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Elton John), and Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, John Lennon).
Behind The Boards on Amazon