Westbeach Recorders

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Westbeach Recorders
IndustryMusic (recording)
GenrePunk rock
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.


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.


  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