By Bobby Owsinski, Ken Scott
Activate any vintage rock station and you’ll quickly pay attention a music that Ken Scott labored on. As one of many preeminent recording engineers and manufacturers of the twentieth century, Ken has garnered Gold, Platinum, and Diamond list revenues awards; a number of Grammy nominations; or even a Clio Award (for his recording of the vintage Coke advert “I’d wish to educate the realm to Sing”). Abbey highway to Ziggy Stardust stocks Ken Scott’s intimate thoughts of operating with probably the most very important artists of the twentieth century, whereas crafting a legitimate that prompted generations of track makers.
Ken's paintings has left an indelible mark on countless numbers of thousands of enthusiasts together with his expert contributions to Magical secret travel and The White Album. As manufacturer and/or engineer of six David Bowie albums (including the groundbreaking Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars) in addition to different undying classics, the sound Ken crafted has stimulated a number of generations of track makers that maintains to today. Ken captured the sonic signatures of a who's-who of vintage rock and jazz acts, together with Elton John, red Floyd, Jeff Beck, Duran Duran, The Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, the United States, Devo, Kansas, The Tubes, lacking folks, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Billy Cobham, Dixie Dregs, and Stanley Clarke.
This is his tale, entire with humorous, provocative, and oh-so-honest stories of the studio, degree, or even an notorious swimming pool incident. Never-before-seen pictures and technical info make this booklet vital for each track fan.
Ken grew to become part of the crew latterly, which through the years recorded the band to this sort of excessive usual - a typical that continues to be a benchmark this day. i used to be fortunate to have Ken to aid me in the course of that interval of impressive creativity.
--George Martin, manufacturer (The Beatles)
I credits Ken for most likely some of the most exciting recording stories i've got ever had. And we all might agree that used to be most likely one of many excessive spots of our recording achievements.
--Roger Hodgson, Supertramp
I discovered to stick calm stressed from Ken. He used to be continually unflappable, that is a trait that he handed directly to me.
--Alan Parsons, The Alan Parsons undertaking
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No, of course— "God" did it! And she conceived without sin! Poor girl! Anyone knows that "sin" is what makes you laugh—same as sending people to Hell. My Dad told me that bastards made a Hell on Earth—as if they couldn't wait to get there. Our Father which art in hell, hallow it be thy name, thy will be done—on earth as it is hell! And it was so and the Devil came and looked upon his works and saw that they were—hellish. Did not abhor the Virgin's womb! I should think not—why should he? Just the "thing" for torturing poor woman with!
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Can't they have a bit of fun as well as us? ' 'She wouldn't do such a thing. ' Roland could not see her face, but he could feel her laughing mockingly. —to be unkind. The sounds from the floor above were unmistakable. Powerful feelingsfloodedRoland's mind, but did not include sexual passion for Rosemary. She was frightened to realize that her stimulation, usually unfailing, did not draw him to her or seduce him from fear. Both listened to the struggle. Alice's protests gradually became muffled and finally ceased altogether.
Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust by Bobby Owsinski, Ken Scott