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“The way someone like Dave Grohl plays the acoustic guitar… you get a sense of why that song exists.”

Gil Norton’s journey from minding the 8-track tape machine in Liverpool to producing global smash-hit albums for Foo Fighters and Counting Crows, not to mention classic records by the likes of Feeder, Throwing Muses, Terrorvision, Jimmy Eat World and Twin Atlantic, has been one of rock production’s stellar success stories. Chris sat down with his friend and colleague to get to the bottom of what makes Gil such a sought-after producer, including his focus on pre-production, commitment to the power of the song, and the experience of making perhaps his most influential album, the Pixies’ Doolittle.

Here’s a link to a Spotify playlist of some of our favourite Gil-produced tracks: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/04k26e3YSsr28VaeD6n7ma?si=Gd_d4Ss7QkmsQhAWULcu2Q

Logo design by Dawn Kelly
Additional commentary by Bertie the dog
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