Thursday, 22 January 2015

Trevor Horn interview: ‘Computers haven’t killed the recording studio yet’

In one of music’s most ironic twists, Trevor Horn reached No 1 with “Video Killed the Radio Star” only to become a victim of technological advance himself, as computers threatened to kill off his way of life. “It was a frightening feeling,” says the veteran producer who in his large, round spectacles was the face of The Buggles and pioneered electro-pop 35 years ago. By the mid-Nineties he, too, was feeling outdated. “I grew up using analogue tape and I thought: ‘Where’s my record? It’s in the computer? Where… ?’”

But as Britain’s traditional recording industry ebbs away, Horn is heading in the opposite direction with a major expansion of the famous Sarm Studios, where Bob Marley & The Wailers made Exodus, Queen created “We Are The Champions” and Band Aid recorded “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” 30 years ago, as well as the recent follow-up.


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Rock Of The 70's
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The Lost Broadcasts
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Rock of the 70s
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