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Jacknife Lee

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Garret "Jacknife" Lee is an Irish music producer and mixer. He has worked with a variety of artists, including the Cars, U2, R.E.M., the Killers, Robbie Williams, Snow Patrol, Bloc Party, Two Door Cinema Club, AFI, the Hives, Weezer, One Direction, Silversun Pickups, Editors, Modest Mouse, Lonnie Holley, and Taylor Swift.


Lee started as a guitarist for the Dublin garage/punk band Compulsion, formerly Thee Amazing Colossal Men[1] then pursued a solo career in the field of electronica after the band's break-up. His first solo work, the EP A Dog Named Snuggles, was released under the name Jacknife Lee in 1998 by Pussyfoot Records, a label founded by Howie B.

Lee released his first album, Muy Rico, in 1998. His second album Punk Rock High Roller was released in 2001 by Palm Pictures. To Hell With You I'll Make My Own People was recorded as Jack Planck for the One Little Indian label. Jacknife Lee released his self-titled third solo album in 2007.

Jacknife Lee has also remixed a variety of artists' work including a version of Run-DMC's "It's Tricky 2003", the Future Sound of London's "The Mello Hippo Disco Show" and versions of U2's "Vertigo" which was limited released onto 7", 10" and 12" vinyl, Christina Aguilera, TLC, Pink, Blur, Radiohead, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, Eminem, the Raveonettes, Kraftwerk, New Order, and Kasabian. In 2008, he produced R.E.M.'s Accelerate, Bloc Party's Intimacy, Two Door Cinema Club and Crystal Castles. In 2010 he produced R.E.M.'s last album Collapse into Now, released in 2011.[2]

Lee supported Bono's "The Stories of Surrender" theater tour in 2022[3] and 2023[4] as musical director, keyboardist and percussionist.

On 24 July 2023, Lee, Lol Tolhurst, and Budgie announced their album Los Angeles, released on 3 November by PIAS Recordings.[5]

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  1. ^ "Thee Amazing Colossal Men: Profile". Discogs.com. Retrieved 27 May 2022.
  2. ^ Courtney, Kevin (18 June 2020). "Jacknife Lee: 'If I'm not making noise, I get very grumpy'". The Irish Times. Retrieved 27 May 2022.
  3. ^ "Bono's Impressive One-Man Show Remixes U2 Classics with Personal History: Concert Review". 4 November 2022.
  4. ^ "Bono will make you sing, laugh and cry at Stories of Surrender limited engagement". MSN.
  5. ^ Breihan, Tom (24 July 2023). "Lol Tolhurst, Budgie, & Jacknife Lee – "Los Angeles" (feat. James Murphy)". Stereogum. Retrieved 2 August 2023.

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