Q Division Studios
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Q Division Studios is a recording studio located in Somerville, Massachusetts, United States, at the heart of the Boston area's music scene. Founded in 1986, Q Division was originally located at 443 Albany Street in Boston, but moved to its current two-studio facility in 2000. Bands that have recorded at Q Division include Pixies, who recorded their second album Surfer Rosa at the studio.
Other bands and artists who have recorded at the studio include James Taylor, Aimee Mann, Jerry Douglas, Gigolo Aunts, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Dropkick Murphys, Jon Brion, Eli "Paperboy" Reed and The True Loves, Merrie Amsterburg, YoYo Ma, The Click Five, Al Kooper, Morphine, Graham Parker, Fountains of Wayne, and Mission of Burma.
The name may be a reference to an obscure Monty Python skit about the "Piranha Brothers" in which one of the policemen investigating was Superintendent Harry 'Snapper' Organs of Q Division.
- Frank, Josh; Ganz, Caryn. "Fool the World: The Oral History of a Band Called Pixies." Virgin Books, 2006. ISBN 0-312-34007-9.
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