Thom Wilson

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Thom Wilson
Birth nameThomas Wilson
DiedFebruary 8, 2015
GenresPunk rock
Occupation(s)Record producer
Years active1976–2003
Associated actsThe Adolescents, Dead Kennedys, T.S.O.L., Social Distortion, The Vandals, The Offspring, Christian Death, Face to Face and The Bouncing Souls

Thom Wilson (died February 8, 2015) was an American punk rock record producer and engineer.[1][2]


Wilson began his musical career in the mid-1970s, engineering recordings by soft rock artists Burton Cummings and Seals & Crofts. He began working on punk rock albums in the early 1980s while producing the Adolescents' self-titled debut album (also known as The Blue Album). Throughout his career, he would also produce and engineer albums for numerous artists, such as Dead Kennedys, T.S.O.L., D.O.A., Bad Religion, The Joykiller, Social Distortion, The Vandals, The Offspring, Christian Death, Automatic 7, Face to Face and The Bouncing Souls.

Wilson produced The Offspring's first three albums The Offspring (1989), Ignition (1992) and their breakthrough Smash (1994). He also produced the band's 1991 7" EP Baghdad.

Wilson died on February 8, 2015.[3]

Selected discography[edit]


  1. ^ "Thom Wilson, IMDB". IMDB. 6 January 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2011.
  2. ^ "The Offspring Producer Thom Wilson Dies". Loudwire. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  3. ^ Grow, Kory (16 March 2015). "Thom Wilson, Offspring and Dead Kennedys Producer, Dead". Retrieved 31 January 2021.