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Double Stop Podcast - DAVE WITTMAN

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This week on the Double Stop Podcast is a rare interview with Dave Wittman, who Engineered a boatload if records in the 70's and 80's.
Dave Wittman discusses his career as a Recording Engineer. From meeting Jimi Hendrix as a teenager, and his first job with Eddie Kramer, to working in the studio with KISS (and the Van Halen demos with Gene Simmons), Peter Frampton, Foreigner, Billy Idol and much, much more. He also discusses the change in the music industry with Grunge, and his work with Trans-Siberian Orchestra both in studio and on the road. This episode features guest co-host Greg Renoff author of the new book Van Halen Rising.
On Engineering early KISS demos 27:30 “Eddie (Kramer) and I did the first demo that got KISS their record deal. They came in and did the classic Cold Gin, Deuce, Strutter - that kind of thing, and we just went in one afternoon and did the kind of did the Beatles thing. The four track to four track to four track kind of thing. That was one of the first things that Eddie trusted me with - with him looking over my shoulder."
On Mixing the Gene Simmons Van Halen Demo's 28:25 “Eddie (Kramer) brought in the multi-track tape - it included Runnin’ with the Devil. I didn't actually know who it was at the time, I just knew I loved that song.”

On working with Led Zepplin 34:20 "I got to work on the mixing of Houses of the Holy, and the movie soundtrack The Song Remains the Same. And they used my Marshal top on that, by the way. They needed a Marshal top to do an overdub at 2 in the morning, and I lived around the corner so I went home and got it."
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Rich Davenport's Rock Show - JIMI HENDRIX Special & George Lynch

Monday, February 2, 2015
Rich Davenport's Rock Show this week features interviews with Jimi Hendrix's long-term girlfriend Kathy Etchingham and guitar hero George Lynch (Lynch Mob, Sweet Lynch), and is now available for streaming at this link: http://www.mixcloud.com/richdav1/rich-davenports-rock-show-jimi-hendrix-special-with-kathy-etchingham-george-lynch-interview/
Kathy Etchingham, long-term girlfriend of Jimi Hendrix during the '60s, sets the record straight to defend both Jimi's memory and herself against the many negative allegations made in the recent movie 'Jimi: All Is By My Side', which features scenes in which Kathy is violently assaulted by Hendrix, among other events, about which Kathy states, 'None of these things ever happened', and offers to produce her medical records to prove that no assaults took place. Kathy gives an eye witness account of life with Jimi from the first day he arrived in London, and offers fascinating insights into the formation of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Jimi's songwriting process, the recording of 'All Along The Watchtower', and life in swinging London with a rock legend at the point at which his career began, and later took off. 

The show also features guitar hero George Lynch, who discusses the writing and recording of the new albums by Lynch Mob ('Sun Red Sun') and Sweet / Lynch ('Only To Rise'). George chooses two songs from each release, and talks about possible touring plans for both bands.

You can also listen on Sunday 1st February 15:00-17:00, Tuesday 3rd February 12:00-14:00 and Thursday 5th January 07:00-09:00 on  www.totalrock.com

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