Earle Mankey

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Earle Mankey (sometimes misspelled "Earl" in credits) (b. March 8, 1947, Washington, USA) was a guitarist for the band Halfnelson, later called Sparks. He became a record producer, predominantly for Los Angeles area bands like The Pop, 20/20, The Runaways, Concrete Blonde, The Long Ryders, The Three O'Clock, Adicts, and Kristian Hoffman.

Personal life[edit]

Earle lives in and maintains his studio in Thousand Oaks, California called Earle's Psychedelic Shack[1] and is still active in recording and producing.

Discography[edit]

As Producer[edit]

  • Quick – Mondo Deco (1976)
  • The RunawaysQueens of Noise (1976)[2]
  • Helen Reddy – "Ear Candy" (also, guitar, songwriting and engineering - 1977)[3]
  • Paley Brothers – Paley Brothers (1978)
  • The Pop – Go! (1979)
  • 20/2020/20 (1979)
  • The DickiesIncredible Shrinking Dickies (1979)
  • The RunawaysFlaming Schoolgirls (1980)
  • Walter EganLast Stroll (1980)
  • TreesSleep Convention (1981)
  • The Three O'ClockBaroque Hoedown EP (Frontier Records, 1982)
  • The Three O'ClockSixteen Tambourines (Frontier Records, 1983)
  • The Long Ryders10-5-60 (1983)
  • The Long Ryders – Native Sons (1984)
  • The ConditionzWeird America (1985)
  • Concrete BlondeConcrete Blonde (IRS, 1986)
  • The Droogs – Kingdom Day (1987)
  • The ConditionzCream Soda Throw Rug (1987)
  • The ConditionzHead (1988)
  • The Leaving TrainsTransportational D. Vices (1989)
  • Different World – Different World (1990)
  • CLYDE – Ancient of Days (1990-1991)
  • The Leaving Trains – Sleeping Underwater Survivors (1991)
  • Geko – Join My Pretty World (1992)
  • Permanent Green Light – Against Nature (1993)
  • SparksIn the Swing (1993)
  • Possum DixonPossum Dixon (1993)
  • The Mumps – Fatal Charm (1994)
  • Purple Bosco – Deeper (1995)
  • The Leaving TrainsDrowned & Dragged (1995)
  • Sacrilicious – When You Wish Upon a Dead Star (1995)
  • Lazy Cowgirls – Ragged Soul (1995)
  • Cockeyed Ghost – Keep Yourself Amused (1996)
  • The Last – Gin & Innuendoes (1996)
  • Lucky – Live a Little (1996)
  • Tearaways – Ground's the Limit (1997)
  • Lazy Cowgirls – Little Sex & Death (1997)
  • Cockeyed Ghost – Neverest (1997)
  • Lazy Cowgirls – Broken Hearted on Valentine's Day (1998)
  • Lazy Cowgirls – Rank Outsider (1999)
  • Tearaways – In Your Ear (1999)
  • Trailer Park Casanovas – End of an Era (1999)
  • Formula – Formula (2000)
  • The Lazy Cowgirls – Somewhere Down the Line (2000)
  • Geoff Gardner – You Can't Come Home (2000)
  • Jupiter Affect – Instructions for the Two Ways of Becoming Alice (2000)
  • Lazy Cowgirls – Here and Now: (Live!) (2001)
  • Eclipso – Hero and Villain in One Man! (2001)
  • Chainsaw – We Are Not Very Nice (2002)
  • Kristian Hoffman& (Eggbert Records, 2002)
  • Skulls – Therapy for the Shy (2002)
  • Stitches – 12 Imaginary Inches (2002)
  • Skulls – Golden Age of Piracy (2003)
  • Lazy Cowgirls – I'm Goin' Out and Get Hurt Tonight (2004)
  • The Eddies – Into the Sunshine (2004)
  • Mumps – How I Saved the World (2005)
  • Sparks – Big Beat [Bonus Tracks] (2006)
  • ADZ – Live Plus Five (2006)
  • The Eddies – Twice Around The World (2008)
  • Elton DuckElton Duck (recorded 1980, released 2012)

As Guitarist[edit]

As Solo Artist[edit]

- Earle Mankey launched his solo career with a 1978 single "Mau Mau" b/w "Crazy" (w/picture sleeve).

- In 1981 Earle Mankey performed, produced and engineered some of his own music on a six-song mini-Lp self-titled: "Earle Mankey".

- In 1984 Earle Mankey issued another six-song mini-Lp: "Real World".[4][5]

As Engineer[edit]

  • Elton JohnBlue Moves (1976)
  • Lisa Hartman – Lisa Hartman (1976)
  • The Beach BoysLove You (1977)
  • The Beach Boys – M.I.U. Album (1978)
  • Downy MildewBroomtree (1987)
  • Downy Mildew – Mincing Steps (1988)
  • Non Credo – Reluctant Hosts (1988)
  • Concrete Blonde – Bloodletting (1990)
  • CLYDE – Ancient of Days (1990-1991)
  • The WeirdosWeird World, Vol. 1 (1991)
  • Mr. Jones and The PreviousPorch Music (1991)
  • The Nymphs – Practical Guide to Astral Projection (1992)
  • Dakoda Motor Co. – Into the Son (1993)
  • Concrete BlondeMexican Moon (1993)
  • The Cramps – Flamejob (1994)
  • El Vez – Fun in Espanol (1994)
  • Mark Nine – This Island Earth (1994)
  • El VezGraciasland (1994)
  • Pretty & Twisted – Pretty & Twisted (1995)
  • David GraySell, Sell, Sell (1996)
  • El Vez – Never Been to Spain (Until Now) (1996)
  • The Cramps – Big Beat from Badsville (1997)
  • Department of Crooks – Plan 9 from Las Vegas (1997)
  • Jumpin Jimes – They Rock They Roll They Swing (1998)
  • Cockeyed Ghost – Scapegoat Factory (1999)
  • Marty Grebb – Smooth Sailin' (1999)
  • The Solipsistics – Jesus of the Apes (2000)
  • Maria Fatal – Dermis (2001)
  • Vivabeat – Good Life (2001)
  • The AdictsRise and Shine (2002)
  • Trailer Park Casanovas – So Charming (2002)
  • Concrete Blonde – Group Therapy (2002)
  • The AdictsRollercoaster (2004)
  • Peach – Real Thing (2004)
  • The AdictsLife Goes On (2009)
  • Ann MagnusonPretty Songs & Ugly Stories (2006)

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