Eldorado Recording Studios

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Eldorado Recording Studios is a recording studio in Burbank, California originally established in 1954 at the corner of Hollywood and Vine as a workshop for Johnny Otis. In 1987, following damage the building sustained from numerous earthquakes, Eldorado moved to the late Marvin Gaye's former studio on Sunset Boulevard, where many albums were recorded during the alternative rock and grunge-era (1989 to 1996). In 1996, the studio then relocated to its current Burbank facilities which were designed and built from the ground up by Steven Klein.[1]

Albums or simply tracks were recorded at Eldorado by Canned Heat, Slayer, Brian Eno, Talking Heads, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Herbie Hancock, Jane's Addiction, Social Distortion, Alice in Chains, MxPx, The Offspring, Beowülf, Against Me!, Head Automatica, Avenged Sevenfold, My Chemical Romance, Anthrax, Kreator, Icehouse.

Eldorado is a full-service studio. Having served as "home base" to producer Dave Jerden from 1981 to 2004, Eldorado now caters to a variety of producers, engineers and artists.

Recordings made at Eldorado[edit]

Band or artist Album(s) and/or song(s) Year(s) of recording
Canned Heat Vintage 1966
David Byrne and Brian Eno My Life in the Bush of Ghosts 1979–80
Talking Heads Remain in Light (mixing sessions) 1980
Jerry Harrison The Red and the Black 1981
Icehouse Fresco 1982
Icehouse Sidewalk 1984
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers 1984
Slayer Hell Awaits 1985
Fates Warning The Spectre Within 1985
Clint Ruin and Lydia Lunch Stinkfist 1986
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Uplift Mofo Party Plan 1987
Jane's Addiction Nothing's Shocking 1987–88
Kreator Coma of Souls 1990
Throwing Muses The Real Ramona 1990
Public Image Ltd. That What Is Not 1991
Social Distortion Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell 1991
Alice in Chains Dirt, "Fear the Voices" (appears on Music Bank box set) 1992
Anthrax Sound of White Noise 1992
Beowülf Un-Sentimental 1992–93
Sacred Reich Independent 1992
Meat Puppets Too High to Die (mixing sessions) 1993
Donovan Sutras 1994–96
White Zombie "Children of the Grave" (appears on Black Sabbath tribute album Nativity in Black) 1994
Orange 9mm Driver Not Included 1995
The Offspring Ixnay on the Hombre 1996
Biohazard Mata Leão 1996
Stavesacre Friction 1996
Strictly Ballroom Hide Here Forever 1996
Stabbing Westward Darkest Days 1997
Stavesacre Absolutes 1997
Project 86 Project 86 1998
The Offspring Americana 1998
Pitchshifter Deviant 1999–2000
MxPx Before Everything & After 2003
Opiate for the Masses The Spore 2004
Jewel Goodbye Alice in Wonderland 2005–06
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade 2006
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold 2007
Queensrÿche American Soldier 2008
Flight of Bullets Miyulasiye 2013
Biffy Clyro Ellipsis 2016


  1. ^ "Eldorado Recording Studios | Burbank, CA | Our History". eldoradorecording.com.

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