A great listen!
Ken Schaffer talks to Mick Marcellino and Jeff Bober about his many adventures inside and outside the music industry.
Sit back, relax and enjoy.
“… except what has been forgotten.”
Says he. And in fact, the core running underneath is always the good ole SoloDallas team. Same guys as always, but better (only Franz – former product manager – took a long pause, after being the real engine responsible for production and everything else, when we were back in Europe; seems like 100 years ago, now).
In these two+ years here in the US I (we) have worked so hard that I can hardly believe it. I forget how many hours a-day; every day, on Saturdays, Sundays included, non-stop. Hectically. Then I’d take off for a while – but could never not-think about SoloDallas stuff. Just got to do it.
Just a note for you – the reader – as you approach this page: we suggest you click now on the media player and start listening to the audio interview and all the while, you read the preamble to the show as I wrote it below. Just read, look at the pics and listen.
Sit back, relax and enjoy your time here, as always. (more…)
First off, some of you – you younger ones or even you, among the older ones not necessarily into the industry of music – who is Terry Manning? Well, to me personally, he means a lot of things which I will try and explain to you, briefly. But to the many who don’t have much time to spend reading and investigating on things, he is a monster of music. He’s done it all; performing and producing. He’s a number of things (musician, composer, photographer, family man, pilot and much more, evidently). He was the man behind several bands back then (‘back then’, a period in time I seem to like to go to, often) whether producing or engineering; bands such as Joe Cocker, Wattstax, Alex Chilton, Big Star, James Taylor, Leon Russell, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Jason & The Scorchers, Rhino Bucket, George Thorogood and The Destroyers, Joe Walsh, Johnny Winter, The Rainmakers, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Molly Hatchet, The Angels, Johnny Diesel and The Injectors, Lenny Kravitz, Jimmy Buffett, Shakira, Crash Test Dummies, Shania Twain, Bryan Adams, Widespread Panic, and many others.
Please check him up on wikipedia: Terry Manning
SoloDallas featured in GEARPHORIA magazine: “JUST how much does Filippo at SoloDallas want you to sound like Angus Young? A lot. So much so that he has made it a mission to reverse engineer one of Angus’ trademark pieces of kit. Not an amp or pedal mind you… it’s his ‘70s era Schaffer wireless system. And we can attest, it makes a surprisingly significant difference. The SoloDallas Schaffer Replica gives both bloom and depth to your guitar tone… making a vintage Marshall sound more like three vintage Marshalls. It is a pretty impressive thing to hear in person. We suggest if you have the opportunity to hear one for yourself, do it. The replica does away with the wireless aspect, but not the punch it gave to Angus’ signature roar.”
Now, this one I had already covered, like two or three eons ago. Seems like a few entire generations passed since then – it’s the passage of time under the effect of the internet(s); it makes time flow differently.