When people think of classic rock voices, Steve Perry from Journey and Freddie Mercury from Queen come to mind. Take their vocal styles, add to them the sounds of great operatic composers such as Puccini and Verdi, and a completely new and original musical form is born.
Back in 1981, Marshall Crenshaw's single "Something's Gonna Happen" was released on Shake Records, initiating his string of critically acclaimed classic albums and 45s. Now Marshall, celebrating 30 years of music-making, sits down to talk.
Sound designer Alan Parsons has long had a passion for the latest technologies. Alan took a moment to talk with me about his illustrious past that included his days at Abbey Road Studios through his latest technology-focused endeavor.