Sunday, April 07, 2013

RIP ANDY JOHNS



Producer/engineer Andy Johns, who worked on such classic albums as Led Zeppelin IV and the Stones' Exile On Main Street, has passed away.

Very sad news for his family, friends and music fans across the globe. Johns was an incredibly gifted individual.

Before his nineteenth birthday, he was working as Eddie Kramer's second engineer on recordings by Jimi Hendrix and
was a key figure in the sessions for countless classic records. Here is a sampler of his impressive credits (taken from Wikipedia)

Albums produced

Ahead Rings Out - Blodwyn Pig (1969)
As Safe As Yesterday Is - Humble Pie (1969)
Town and Country - Humble Pie (1969)
Highway - Free (1970)
Free Live! - Free (1971)
Heartbreaker - Free (1972)
Bobby Whitlock - Bobby Whitlock (1972)
Why Dontcha - West, Bruce and Laing (1972)
Marquee Moon - Television (1977)
It's a Circus World - Axis (1978)
1234 - Ron Wood (1981)
Hughes/Thrall - Hughes/Thrall (1982)
Stone Fury - Burns Like a Star (1983)
Idéal - Trust (1983)
Night Songs - Cinderella (1986)
Perfect Timing - McAuley Schenker Group (1987)
Loud and Clear - Autograph (1987)
Long Cold Winter - Cinderella (1988)
Four Winds - Tangier (1989)
Sahara - House of Lords (1990)
Dirty Weapons - Killer Dwarfs (1990)
For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge - Van Halen (1991)
Under the Influenc - Wildside (1992)
The Extremist - Joe Satriani (1992)
Powers of Ten (second release, two tracks) - Shawn Lane (1993)
Time Machine - Joe Satriani (1993)
Good Guys Don't Always Wear White - Bon Jovi (soundtrack for The Cowboy Way) (1994)
Waking the Dead - L.A. Guns (2002)
22nd Century Lifestyle - pre)Thing (2004)
Rips the Covers Off - L.A. Guns (2004)
Stone in the Sand - Euphoraphonic (2005)
Tales from the Strip - L.A. Guns (2005)
The Undercover Sessions - Ill Niño (2006)
Radio Romeo - Radio Romeo (2007)
Chickenfoot - Chickenfoot (2009) [7]
Bingo! - Steve Miller Band (2010)
Up Close - Eric Johnson (2010)
Double Four Time - The Swayback (2012)
The Andy Johns Demo's - Sabyrtooth (2012)
Hollywood Forever - L.A. Guns (2012)

Albums engineered

Disposable - The Deviants (1968)
Spooky Two - Spooky Tooth (1969)
The Clouds Scrapbook - Clouds (1969)
Up Above our Heads - Clouds (1969)
Blind Faith - Blind Faith (1969)
Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin (1969)
Led Zeppelin III - Led Zeppelin (1970)
Highway - Free (1970)
Sky - Sky (1970)
Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin (1971)
Sticky Fingers - Rolling Stones (1971)
Brain Capers - Mott the Hoople (1971)
Sailor's Delight - Sky (1971)
Exile on Main St. - Rolling Stones (1972)
Goats Head Soup - Rolling Stones (1973)
Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin (1973)
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll - The Rolling Stones (1974)
Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin (1975)
Shadows and Light - Joni Mitchell (1980)
Coda - Led Zeppelin (1982)
Trouble At Home (Silver Condor) - Joe Cerisano (1983)
Raw - Ra (2006)
IV - Godsmack (2006)
Radio Romeo - Radio Romeo (2007)
Crossroads - Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton - Eric Clapton
Ladies and Gentleman The Rolling Stones Movie - The Rolling Stones
Double Four Time - The Swayback (2012)
Switchblade Glory - Switchblade Glory (2011)

1 comment:

FaceThe King said...

RIP to a great legend. Led Zeppelin IV was a huge influence of mine when I was growing up and learning to play rock music on the guitar. To this day it's had such an incredible impact on me and some of the sounds of Face The King. Rock on.