Westbeach Recorders

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Westbeach Recorders
IndustryMusic (recording)
GenrePunk rock
FateDissolved
Founded1985 in Culver City, California
FounderBrett Gurewitz
DefunctMay 12, 2010 (2010-05-12)
Headquarters6035 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, California
,
United States[1]

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.

History[edit]

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 until May 12, 2010, when Westbeach Recorders went out of business.

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, archived from the original on March 29, 2015 – via Highbeam (subscription required)
  3. ^ "Rothrock and Schnapf find dual purpose as producers, label owners", Billboard, p. 41, May 4, 1996
  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