Kerry Brown (musician)
Kerry Brown music producer & musician
|Birth name||Kerry Paul Brown|
|Also known as||@studiodog|
5 December 1963 |
Pasadena, California, U.S.
|Genres||Alternative rock, heavy metal|
|Instruments||Drums, vocals, piano, keyboards, bass guitar|
|Labels||TVT, Starry Records|
|Associated acts||Catherine, Smashing Pumpkins, Spirits in the Sky, Star Children,|
Kerry Brown (born 1963) is a record producer, movie soundtrack producer, music editor, composer and a musician. He was the drummer in Chicago alternative rock band Catherine in the 1990s. He was married to D'arcy Wretzky of The Smashing Pumpkins at that time, and is now married to Stacey Sher. He played drums for the Smashing Pumpkins on the song "Blew Away" and he produced "Starla" & "Plume" for the album Pisces Iscariot.
Kerry wrote for, played drums for, recorded, and produced, his band Catherine from 1985 to 1998. They officially released one 7" single, an E.P., and two albums between 1991 and 1996. Catherine performed a one-off two song reunion set at a Smashing Pumpkins concert at the Riveria Theatre in Chicago, IL on 14 October 2011, featuring Corgan on guitar. He also performed drums on The Smashing Pumpkins track "Blew Away" amongst his various producer/engineer stints for the band. He also played hand drums in Spirits in the Sky, a short lived live band that featured Billy Corgan, Dave Navarro, Mark Tulin, and Mike Byrne. Kerry also performed drums in a one-off group called The Backwards Clock Society, which featured Mark Tulin on bass and Billy Corgan on vocals and guitar. The one and only Backwards Clock Society show was held on 8 November 2009, at the Echoplex in Los Angeles, CA. The show was a benefit for Laura Ann Masura. Future bass player of The Smashing Pumpkins Nicole Fiorentino was performing with a band at this show, and was pointed at to Corgan by Kerry at this show.
Film and TV credits
Kerry Brown has produced the music soundtracks to major Hollywood motion pictures including Blow and P.S. I Love You. He is a supporter of many music-related productions, including the music documentary Hit So Hard about Patty Schemel of the band Hole, and David J of Bauhaus/Love and Rockets 2011 album, 'Not Long For This World'.
- The Sidney Poitier Honorary Oscar Tribute for the Academy Awards (mixer)
- P.S. I Love You (song producer, mixer, performer)
- Along Came Polly (music editor)
- How High (song producer, mixer, performer, supervising music editor, sound designer, and temp mixer)
- Blow (song writer, producer, mixer, performer)
- Scream (song writer, producer, performer)
- Walking and Talking (song writer, producer, performer)
- If All Goes Wrong (Sound Mixing)
The Smashing Pumpkins' 2007 album Zeitgeist was recorded in his home studio. At least 300 Smashing Pumpkins songs have been recorded in Brown's home studio during the 2000s in demo format, including original versions of many songs that later appeared on the eighth Smashing Pumpkins album, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope.
In 2009, he joined Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, and several others in the band Spirits in the Sky. In September 2009, he went with Corgan to Chicago to begin work producing the Smashing Pumpkins album, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope.
Brown has produced records for Los Angeles' legendary underground artists and bands, including Sky Saxon, Twilight Singers, Greg Dulli, Fancy Space People, The Woolly Bandits, Evil Beaver, Damien Youth and Ysanne Spevack. He continues to compose and record tracks for release of his own music, in which he sings and plays all the instruments.
All credited as Producer, recorder or mixer .
- Ziggy Marley
- Jessica Simpson
- The Smashing Pumpkins
- Courtney Love
- Kathy Valentine (The Go-Gos )
- Charlotte Caffey (The Go-Gos )
- Susanna Hoffs& Vicki Peterson (The Bangles)
- Ysanne Spevack
- Greg Dulli
- James Iha
- Mark Lanegan
- Sebastian Bach
- Kelley Deal
- Nina Gordon
- Cheap Trick
- Sky Saxon
- Clem Burke
- Chris Slade
- C.A.S. Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for If All Goes Wrong
In January 2010, Brown announced that he is starting a record label with Billy Corgan. This record label was to be called Startone Records and the roster includes The Electric Prunes, The Strawberry Alarm Clock, YaHoWha 13, Starchildren and Fancy Space People. However, the status of their collaboration for the label is unclear as it was announced that Brown and Corgan will no longer be working together as of December 2011. Brown continues to run Starry Records, having released the debut Fancy Space People 12" EP, and in the fall of 2011, released Not Long For This World, by Bauhaus legend David J.
- Bekkala, Steve. [,http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p45108/biography "Biography: Catherine"]. Allmusic. Retrieved 22 May 2010.