This is a zoom interview I did with Gil Matthews about the recording of the Australian Classic Hit "Most People I Know Think That I'm Crazy" by Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs. Gil played on this record and Produced it ......hope y'all enjoy it
Here's a blast from the past. David Briggs featured in the June 1979 issue of Guitar Player magazine, alongside Howard Roberts, preeminent Motown bassist James Jamerson, and pioneering ragtime guitarist Eric Schoenberg.
Produced and recorded by David Briggs at the Production Workshop.
Best World beat / Rock album for 2015
The Akademia Music Awards
American based country music super star Tim McGraw recently revealed that the David Briggs penned classic "Lonesome Loser" was on his favouite hit list.
In an article on the BMLG website on Tim's favourite albums, he is quoted as saying "Little River Band Greatest Hits would be up there. I love the Little River Band, I mean, it reminds me of the beach, for some reason. That’s one I would play for my kids when they were little. Every time I’d pull the boat into the beach I’d play ‘Lonesome Loser’ as loud as I could. So, that would be up there."
We here at the Production Workshop are happy to return to kudos, because we love Tim's music as well.
Production Workshop is very proud to have been involved in a new 3-disc collectors edition release, celebrating the 40th anniversary of iconic Australian band Skyhooks. The release features the first two albums, additional tracks and a bonus live disc. David Briggs mastered the project, and mixed several of the live performances.
‘Living In The 70s’ had a cultural effect in Australia not unlike The Beatles before them and Nirvana later. For the first time an Australian act was singing about Australian places reflecting real life from the streets. Skyhooks were a totally unique band at the time.
‘Don’t You Believe What You’ve Seen Or You’re Heard’ was developed by Warner Music’s in-house archival guru Dave Laing and every step of the process ticked off by Skyhooks founder Greg Macainsh.
It's due for release October 30th on Festival through Warner Music Australia.
On behalf of The Volcanics, I just wanted to say what a kickass job you did mastering our latest record. Not only do you have a keen ear for the black magic that is mastering but your consideration towards our suggestions and style of music was duly noted. A true professional and top bloke. Cheers!
Pete Acklin / The Volcanics