Effervescent record producer/podcaster John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dream Syndicate, Dinosaur Jr., Drive-By Truckers) and Tony Award-winning actor/musician Michael Cerveris (The Gilded Age, Fun Home, Tommy) join us in the Feral Zone as we take a break from recording to chat. John has seen a lot since his start in 1979 as an intern at the famed Record Plant recording studios in NYC. We discuss John’s illustrious career as well as his work with Michael and the band on the next Loose Cattle record. Forced ping pong with Meat Loaf, Gene Simmons’ book of groupies, boudin balls…all that and more.
Topics include Dockside Studio, a first single, Americana music, a traumatic memory, a magical experience, 10,000 hours, the bayou, isolation, Jay Gonzalez, mutual admiration, an analog mindset, creative solutions, a Redd Kross track, trusting the process, Mark Lanegan, picking takes, a subtle method, mentors, Jack Douglas, nightmare sessions, a legendary brother, going AWOL, being lucky, Cindy Lauper, William Wittman, Zebra, Randy Jackson, Jimmy Iovine, Louie Michot, the Red Rockers, moving faders, Shelley Yakus, forensic audio, Horsegirl, young bands, Wet Leg, Michael Imperioli, and much more.
Intro music: "Trucker Takes A Wife" by Styler/Coman
Break and Outro Music: "Antiversary" and "Eating Birthday Cake" rough mixes from the new Loose Cattle record in progress
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