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On this day in music history: October 19, 1979 - “Damn The Torpedoes”, the third album by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers is released. Produced by Jimmy Iovine and Tom Petty, it is recorded at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, CA and Cherokee Studios in Hollywood, CA from Late 1978 - Mid 1979. Widely regarded as one of the best rock albums of the era, it does not have an easy birth. During the making of the record, Petty’s former label Shelter Records (distributed by ABC Records) is sold to MCA. Petty is unhappy with the change and tries to extricate himself from his contract, resulting in him filing for bankruptcy. Eventually, Petty is able to negotiate a deal with MCA (with the band’s recordings being released on the labels Backstreet imprint), and work on the album continues. Initially hired as a recording engineer, Jimmy Iovine (future co-founder and chairman of Interscope Records/IGA Group) works his way into being the album’s co-producer. Though their previous release “You’re Gonna Get It!” goes Gold, Petty does not feel that band’s future is assured. Aware that it may be their last chance at grabbing the brass ring, or be dropped by their label, Petty and The Heartbreakers put great pressure on themselves to make the best album they are capable of. The finished result is a musical and artistic triumph, establishing Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers as one of the top rock bands of the era. It spins off three singles including “Don’t Do Me Like That” (#10 Pop) and “Refugee” (#15 Pop). In 2010, Universal Music Group releases a deluxe edition of the album in various configurations including a newly remastered two CD set, double LP vinyl edition, and a Blu-ray audio edition. “Damn The Torpedoes” spends seven weeks at number two on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 3x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

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On this day in music history: November 1, 1994 - “Wildflowers”, the second solo album by Tom Petty is released. Produced by Tom Petty, Mike Campbell and Rick Rubin, it is recorded at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, CA and Ocean Way Recording Studios in Los Angeles, CA from Late 1992 - Mid 1994. It is Petty’s official follow up to his first solo release “Full Moon Fever”, and is his first album for new label Warner Bros Records. Though it’s billed a Petty solo album, it features all members of the Heartbreakers with the exception of drummer Stan Lynch (having left the band earlier in the year) whose place is filled by Steve Ferrone (formerly of the Average White Band). Having worked previously with producer Rick Rubin on The Heartbreakers tracks “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” and “Something In The Air” for their 1993 “Greatest Hits” album, Rubin returns to work on his first full length project with Petty. The recording sessions are very productive with many of the songs not included on the album being used for the soundtrack to the Edward Burns film “She’s The One” in 1996. The track “Girl On LSD”, also recorded during the sessions, is left off of “Wildflowers” at Warner Bros insistence for the drug references in the lyrics (instead it is issued as the non-LP B-side of “You Don’t Know How It Feels”).The album spins off three singles including “You Don’t Know How It Feels” (#13 Pop, #1 US Rock) and “You Wreck Me” (#2 US Rock). Along with the CD and cassette versions of the album, “Wildflowers” is also released on very limited basis as a double vinyl LP in 1994 in the US and Europe. It quickly goes out of print and turns into a high priced collector’s item, commanding as much as $300-400 on the secondary market. After more than twenty years, the vinyl release is remastered and reissued in 2016, both as a separate issue, and as part of the LP box set “Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers ‎– The Complete Studio Albums Volume 2 (1994-2014). "Wildflowers” peaks at number eight on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 3x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

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On this day in music history: July 27, 1981 - “Bella Donna”, the debut solo album by Stevie Nicks is released. Produced by Jimmy Iovine and Tom Petty, it is recorded at Goodnight L.A. Studios in Van Nuys, CA, Record One and Studio 55 in Hollywood, CA from Autumn 1980 - Spring 1981. The first solo album by the Fleetwood Mac singer and songwriter, it features guest appearances by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Don Henley. Nicks actually begins writing and demoing material for the album as early as the sessions for Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk” in 1979. Over the next year, Nicks writes more than two dozen songs before it is pared down to the final ten tracks included on the finished album. Some of the songs later surface on other projects (“Gypsy” on FM’s “Mirage”, “Sleeping Angel” on the “Fast Times At Ridgemont High” soundtrack in 1982, and “I Sing For The Things” on Nicks’ “Rock A Little” in 1985). Three other songs from the recording sessions including “The Dealer (aka Mistress Of My Fate)”, and “If You Were My Love” are released on the compilation “24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault” in September of 2014. The album spins off four hit singles including “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” (#3 Pop), “Edge Of Seventeen (Just Like The White Winged Dove)” (#11 Pop), and “Leather And Lace” (#6 Pop). To commemorate the thirty fifth anniversary of its original release, “Bella Donna” is remastered and reissued as a three disc expanded deluxe edition in November of 2016. The first CD contains the original ten song album, with disc two including eleven bonus tracks, with previously issued outtakes from the recording sessions, including ones that not been included on the 2014 box set. Disc three features a full live concert performance recorded at the Fox Wilshire Theater (now the Saban Theatre) in Beverly Hills, CA on December 13, 1981, with Nicks performing much of the “Bella Donna” album along with a handful of her Fleetwood Mac songs. Out of print on vinyl since a limited pressing by Simply Vinyl in 2000, it is remastered and reissued as a 180 gram LP by Rhino Records in tandem with the CD release, replicating the original album packaging including the custom labels and inner sleeve. “Bella Donna” spends one week at number one on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 4x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

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On this day in music history: February 4, 1977 - “Rumours”, the eleventh studio album by Fleetwood Mac is released. Produced by Fleetwood Mac, Ken Calliat and Richard Dashut, it is recorded at Criteria Studios in Miami, FL, The Record Plant in Sausalito, CA and Los Angeles, CA, Zellerbach Auditorium in Berkeley, CA, Wally Heider Studios in Los Angeles, CA, Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, CA, and Davlen Studios in North Hollywood, CA from Early - Late 1976. Following the bands’ marathon tour in support of their breakthrough album “Fleetwood Mac”, all of the members are affected by personal conflicts, including John and Christine McVie getting divorced, drummer Mick Fleetwood splitting from his wife Jenny Boyd, and Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham also ending their long term relationship. In spite of the obvious tension, it will also see the band at its creative peak, with Buckingham, Nicks and Christine McVie all writing songs about the breakdown of their relationships. Proceeded by the single “Go Your Own Way” (#10 Pop) in December of 1976, it is an immediate critical and commercial hit upon its release, spinning of four top 10 singles including “Dreams” (#1 Pop), “Don’t Stop” (#3 Pop) and “You Make Loving Fun” (#9 Pop). Later pressings of “Rumours” feature an alternate mix of the track “Gold Dust Woman” which features glass shattering (glass panes broken by Mick Fleetwood) and howling low in the mix (by Lindsey Buckingham) at the songs’ climax. The mix released on the initial pressing is without the shattering glass, and with the howling prominently featured in the mix. Original vinyl copies of “Rumours” feature a textured LP sleeve, with a lyric sheet booklet featuring photos of the band on the outer front and back. Later LP pressings feature a non-textured cover. Originally released on CD in 1985, and then is remixed into 5.1 surround sound by original recording engineer and co-producer Ken Calliat, and released as a DVD-A disc in 2001. A two CD deluxe edition including the original stereo mix is remastered (by Bill Inglot and Dan Hersch in 2004 and 2013) and reissued on CD in 2004. It is also remastered and reissued as a 180 gram vinyl LP in both standard 33 1/3 RPM and 45 RPM double vinyl pressings in 2011. The album is remastered and reissued on CD as a triple disc edition in 2013, with the first disc featuring the original album adding the B-side “Silver Springs” (also on the 2004 reissue). The second disc includes live performance material from the “Rumours Tour” in 1977. The third disc features song demos and outtakes from the sessions. The set is also issued as a Super Deluxe box set expanded to four CD’s, including a DVD featuring a documentary and the vinyl LP. “Rumours” spends thirty one weeks (non-consecutive) at number one on the Billboard Top 200, winning the Grammy Award for Album Of The Year in 1978, and is certified 20x Platinum in the US by the RIAA, earning a Double Diamond Certification.

Here they are!  All the songs from My Fair Hatey, in their entirety!  Enjoy!

I can’t praise Craig and the Wander crew enough for everything they did to make this episode such a wonderful reality.  Ultimate high fives and hugs to Craig, Frank, Amy, Todd, Noelle, Dave, Eddie, Justin, Alex, Laurens, and Lisa!   

Extra special thanks to my man, Mark Karafilis, in the Disney Television Animation Music Dept who championed this project from the start and found the resources for us to record at great studios with great players.

Here are complete liner notes for the music in case you’re into that sort of thing.  Thanks to all the actors, players, and various music crew who made these songs sound great!

The Singers:
Jack McBrayer as Wander
Keith Ferguson as Lord Hater & various singing Watchdogs
April Winchell as Sylvia
Tom Kenny as Commander Peepers & various singing Watchdogs
Noel Wells as Dominator
Fred Tatasciore as Dominator (inside the mask)
Me as various singing Watchdogs

The Players:
Jim Cox - piano 
Michael B Green - drums
Keith Karman - bass guitar
Charles DeCastro (of The California Feetwarmers) - trumpet & cornet
Justin Rubenstein (of The California Feetwarmers) - trombone
Joshua Kaufman (of The California Feetwarmers) - clarinet
Brandon Armstrong (of The California Feetwarmers) - sousaphone
Brian Scanlon - clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax (SAXOPHONE!!)
Me - banjo, guitars, organs

Recording Engineers:  
Gabe Moffat, Tom Rogers, Me, Mark Kondracki & the staff of Outloud Audio

Recording Studios:
Capitol Studios (!!!) - Los Angeles, CA (Piano, bass, & drums - Dec 2015)
Outloud Audio - Burbank, CA & NY, NY (Vocals - Nov 2014)
Atomix Media - Van Nuys, CA (Horns - Dec 2015)
My Garage - Los Angeles, CA (Everything else - Oct 2014 to Jan 2016)

Horn Arrangements
Me & Phil Granger

Mixed by Gabe Moffat

Made with SoundCloud
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On this day in music history: February 25, 1992 - “Little Earthquakes”, the solo debut album by Tori Amos is released. Produced by Tori Amos, Eric Rosse, Davitt Sigerson, and Ian Stanley, it is recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, CA, Stagg Street Studios in Van Nuys, CA, SquawkBox Studios, in Los Angeles, CA, and Strawberry Studios in Stockport, Greater Manchester, UK from Mid 1990 - Late 1991. A few years after an unsuccessful stint as the frontwoman for the synthpop band Y Kant Tori Read, Atlantic Records gives the songwriter and musician the opportunity to record her first solo project after hearing a ten song demo she has recorded in the interim. The new album is recorded in three phases, initial sessions take place with producer Davitt Sigerson (The Bangles), then at Rosse’s home studio in Los Angeles, and final sessions with former Tears For Fears keyboardist Ian Stanley in London. Much of the material on the album is autobiographical, focusing on Amos religious upbringing, self discovery, sex, bad relationships, childhood and early adult traumas including the harrowing “Me And A Gun” which depicts her own experience of being sexually assaulted. Bolstered by the tracks “Silent All These Years”, and “Crucify”, it is warmly received by Modern Rock radio.  The album is remastered and reissued on CD in 2015 as a double disc deluxe edition, with the second disc featuring eighteen additional bonus tracks. “Little Earthquakes” peaks at number fifty four on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 2x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

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On this day in music history: May 25, 1983 - “Holy Diver”, the debut album by Dio is released. Produced by Ronnie James Dio, it is recorded at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, CA in Early 1983. The first album for the former Black Sabbath and Rainbow lead singer follows a central theme of the clash between good and evil forces. The album spins off two singles including “Rainbow In The Dark” (#14 Mainstream Rock) and the title track (#40 Mainstream Rock). Well received upon its release, in time it is regarded as Dio’s best album and one of the greatest heavy metal albums of all time. The albums cover artwork features a painting of a devil slaying a cleric, featuring the first appearance of the bands mascot “Murray” who is featured on several other albums by the band. “Holy Diver” peaks at number fifty six on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

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On this day in music history: August 1, 1981 - “Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks. Written by Rick Springfield, it is the biggest hit for the singer, songwriter, musician and actor born Richard Lewis Springthorpe. Having begun his recording career in the early 70’s, Springfield suffers numerous setbacks and false starts to his music career before finally becoming successful. Signing with RCA Records in 1980, he also lands the role of Dr. Noah Drake on the long running soap opera “General Hospital” shortly afterward. Rick writes “Jessie’s Girl” after having an unrequited fascination with a woman who is in a relationship with someone else. The track is recorded at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, CA in late 1980. Having recently produced Pat Benatar’s second album “Crimes Of Passion”, producer Keith Olsen brings in her lead guitarist Neil Giraldo to play guitar and bass on the track. Olsen tells Rick that he unsatisfied with his guitar playing, and that bringing someone else in get the parts recorded quickly, would be the best decision. During this session, Rick’s bull terrier/great dane mix Ronnie (aka “Lethal Ron”) wanders into the studio, and right up to Giraldo. The dog stops and literally sticks his nose in the guitarists lap, and doesn’t move for the duration of the session. Giraldo’s guitar solos on the track are recorded in a single take. Released as a single in March 1981, “Jessie’s Girl” initially gets off to a slow start.  Entering the Billboard Hot 100 at #81 on March 28, 1981, it makes a gradual ascent before reaching the top of the chart eighteen weeks later. The song provides the Australian born musician and actor with the long awaited breakthrough success he had been working toward for many years. The single wins Springfield a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male in 1982. “Jessie’s Girl” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.