Westbeach Recorders

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Westbeach Recorders
Industry Music (recording)
Genre Punk rock
Fate Dissolved
Founded 1985 in Culver City, California
Founder Brett Gurewitz
Defunct May 12, 2010 (2010-05-12)
Headquarters 6035 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, United States[1]
Coordinates 34°06′07″N 118°19′16″W / 34.101808°N 118.321177°W / 34.101808; -118.321177Coordinates: 34°06′07″N 118°19′16″W / 34.101808°N 118.321177°W / 34.101808; -118.321177

Westbeach Recorders was a recording studio in Hollywood, California famous for recording punk rock groups, such as Bad Religion, NOFX, Rancid, The Offspring and Pennywise. It was established in 1985 by Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz in Culver City, California after he attended recording school,[2] and re-located to Hollywood, California in February 1987. They moved for the final time in 1988 to the former location of Seymour Heller's Producer's Workshop studios on Hollywood Boulevard.[3] In a back room closet at this location, Epitaph Records had its first office.[2][4]

Donnell Cameron became a partner in 1988 and was the studio owner/engineer. On May 12th 2010 Westbeach Recorders went out of business.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Recording Industry Sourcebook, Ascona Communications, 1998 
  2. ^ a b Buhrmester, Jason (November 1, 2010), "Against the Grain: the oral history of Epitaph Records", Spin – via Highbeam (subscription required) 
  3. ^ "Rothrock and Schnapf find dual purpose as producers, label owners", Billboard, May 4, 1996: 41 
  4. ^ Diehl, Matt (2013), My So-Called Punk: Green Day, Fall Out Boy, The Distillers, Bad Religion—How Neo-Punk Stage-Dived into the Mainstream, St. Martin's Griffin, p. 171, ISBN 9781466853065