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Sound City Studios is a recording studio in Los Angeles, California. It first opened in 1969 in the Van Nuys neighborhood. Before this, it was a factory for the British musical instrument maker Vox. The studio became well known for having a unique sound, especially when drums are played in there. Because of this, many famous recording artists have recorded there. These include Johnny Cash, Nirvana, Fleetwood Mac, Metallica, and many others. Over one hundred albums recorded at Sound City were given gold and platinum certifications.

List of albums

Year Artist Album Producer
1970 Spirit Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus David Briggs
1970 Neil Young After The Gold Rush Neil Young
David Briggs
Kendall Pacios
1972 Dr. John Dr. John's Gumbo Jerry Wexler
1973 Buckingham Nicks Buckingham Nicks Keith Olsen
1974 Evel Knievel Evel Knievel Ron Kramer
1974 Elton John Caribou Gus Dudgeon
1974 Bachman–Turner Overdrive Not Fragile Randy Bachman
1974 Bill Cosby At Last Bill Cosby Really Sings Stu Gardner
1975 Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac Keith Olsen
1975 War Why Can't We Be Friends? Jerry Goldstein
1975 Nils Lofgren Nils Lofgren David Briggs
1976 Rick Springfield Wait for Night Mark K. Smith
1977 Grateful Dead Terrapin Station Keith Olsen
1977 REO Speedwagon You Can Tune a Piano, but You Can't Tuna Fish John Boylan
Gary Richrath
Kevin Cronin
Paul Grupp
1978 Cheap Trick Heaven Tonight Tom Werman
1978 Walter Egan Not Shy Lindsey Buckingham
Richard Dashut
1978 Foreigner Double Vision Keith Olsen
1979 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Damn the Torpedoes Jimmy Iovine
1980 Pat Benatar Crimes of Passion Keith Olsen
1981 Rick Springfield Working Class Dog Keith Olsen
Bill Drescher
1981 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Hard Promises Tom Petty
Jimmy Iovine
1981 Santana Zebop! Keith Olsen
1982 Pat Benatar Precious Time Keith Olsen
1982 Hawks 30 Seconds Over Otho John Ryan
Hawks
1982 REO Speedwagon Good Trouble Kevin Beamish
1982 Fear The Record Gary Lobow
1982 Barry Manilow Here Comes the Night Bill Drescher
1982 Rick Springfield Living in Oz Bill Drescher
1983 Dio Holy Diver Ronnie James Dio
1983 Sharon O'Neill Foreign Affairs John Boylan
1984 Ratt Out of the Cellar Beau Hill
1984 Rick Springfield Hard to Hold Bill Drescher
1984 Lionheart Hot Tonight Kevin Beamish
1984 The Winans Tomorrow Scott V. Smith
1984 Saxon Crusader Kevin Beamish
1985 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Southern Accents Tom Petty
Jimmy Iovine
1985 Loudness Thunder in the East Max Norman
1986 Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction (Sound City Sessions) Mike Clink, Manny Charlton
1988 Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits
1989 Keel Larger Than Live Ron Keel
1991 Nirvana Nevermind Butch Vig
1992 Kyuss Blues for the Red Sun Kyuss
Chris Goss
1992 Masters of Reality Sunrise on the Sufferbus Chris Goss
Ginger Baker
1992 Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine Garth Richardson
1992 Green Jellÿ Cereal Killer Sylvia Massy
1993 Kyuss Welcome to Sky Valley Kyuss
Chris Goss
1993 Tool Undertow Sylvia Massy
C.J. Buscaglia
1993 Rancid Rancid Brett Gurewitz
1993 Tom Petty Greatest Hits
1994 Tom Petty Wildflowers Rick Rubin
1994 The Black Crowes Amorica Jack Joseph Puig
1994 Slayer Divine Intervention Rick Rubin
Toby Wright
Slayer
1995 Dashboard Prophets Burning Out The Inside Garth Richardson
1995 Red Hot Chili Peppers One Hot Minute Rick Rubin
1995 Kerbdog On The Turn Garth Richardson
1995 Kyuss ...And the Circus Leaves Town Chris Goss
1996 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Songs and Music from "She's the One" Tom Petty
1996 Carl Perkins Go Cat Go! Various artists
Eddie Kramer
1996 Johnny Cash Unchained Rick Rubin
1996 Weezer Pinkerton Weezer
David Fridmann
1996 Tonic Lemon Parade Jack Joseph Puig
1997

Bruce Dickinson

Accident of Birth Roy Z
1997 Fu Manchu The Action Is Go Jay Noel Yuenger
1998 Various artists Godzilla: The Album Foo Fighters
1998 Frank Black and the Catholics Frank Black and the Catholics Frank Black
1998

Bruce Dickinson

The Chemical Wedding Roy Z
1998 Superdrag Head Trip in Every Key Jerry Finn
Superdrag
1998 System of a Down System of a Down Rick Rubin
System of a Down
1999 Frank Black and the Catholics Pistolero Nick Vincent
1999 Jimmy Eat World Clarity Mark Trombino
2000 A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms Billy Howerdel
2000 Queens of the Stone Age Rated R Chris Goss
2001 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club B.R.M.C. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
2001 Frank Black and the Catholics Dog in the Sand Nick Vincent
2001 Slipknot Iowa Ross Robinson
2001 Treble Charger Wide Awake Bored Matt Hyde
2001 Fu Manchu California Crossing Matt Hyde
2001 Vanilla Ice Bi-Polar Vanilla Ice
2003 Matchbook Romance West For Wishing Brett Gurewitz
2003 Hotwire The Routine Matt Hyde
2003 Kings of Leon Youth & Young Manhood Ethan Johns
2003 Poison the Well You Come Before You Pelle Henricsson
2003 Rancid Indestructible Brett Gurewitz
2004 Bad Religion The Empire Strikes First Brett Gurewitz
2004 Seo Taiji 7th Issue Seo Taiji
2005 Queens of the Stone Age Lullabies to Paralyze Joe Barresi
2005 Wolfmother Wolfmother Dave Sardy
2005 Nine Inch Nails With Teeth Trent Reznor
2005 Madrugada The Deep End George Drakoulias
2005 Ry Cooder Chávez Ravine Ry Cooder
2007 Mavis Staples We'll Never Turn Back Ry Cooder
2008 Cold War Kids Loyalty to Loyalty Kevin Augunas
Cold War Kids
2008 Metallica Death Magnetic Rick Rubin
2008 Nine Inch Nails The Slip Trent Reznor
2008 Elvis Costello and the Imposters Momofuku Elvis Costello
Jason Lader
2009 BigBang Edendale Greg Richling
Kid Rock Born Free Rick Rubin
The Higher It's Only Natural Mike Green
Wolfmother Cosmic Egg Alan Moulder
2010 Josh Groban Illuminations Rick Rubin
Death Cab for Cutie Codes and Keys Chris Walla
Death Cab for Cutie
Triggerfinger All This Dancin' Around Greg Gordon
Year Long Disaster Black Magic; All Mysteries Revealed Nick Raskulinecz
2011 Mastodon The Hunter Mike Elizondo
Everclear Return to Santa Monica Nathaniel Kunkel
Art Alexakis
Arctic Monkeys Suck It and See James Ford
Haloes Living Like Kings In Confined Spaces Greg Richling
Noah and the Whale Last Night on Earth Noah and the Whale
The Lonely Forest Arrows Chris Walla
Monstro Flora Between the Stars Greg Richling
2018 Fall Out Boy Mania
Death Cab for Cutie Thank You for Today Rich Costey
Boygenius Boygenius N/A
The Crystal Method The Trip Home Tiny E
2019 Andrew Bird My Finest Work Yet Paul Butler
Big Thief Two Hands Andrew Sarlo
Perfume Genius Set My Heart On Fire Immediately Blake Mills
2020 Phoebe Bridgers Punisher Tony Berg and Ethan Gruska

Coordinates: 34°13′01″N 118°28′13″W / 34.21702°N 118.47039°W / 34.21702; -118.47039

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