AbsolutePunk.net
   Username
Password
 
Recording News
Have a news tip? Submit news.

Phoenix Bought "Thriller" Recording Console For New Album

Posted by - 12:37 PM on 02/07/13
Phoenix's new album, Bankrupt!, was mixed on the Harrison 4032 solid-state recording console used to make Michael Jackson's legendary Thriller.
"The most mysterious part to me was that no one else-- no nerd or music engineer or memorabilia freak-- seemed to want it," frontman Thomas Mars told The New Yorker. "There was something a little spooky about him [Rose]. He was very pushy. It seemed like a scam. " After a prolonged and skeptical online back-and-forth with Rose, Mars committed to the console for a price of $17,000 (the original asking price was $32,000) and shipped it to Paris to begin mixing Bankrupt!.
 
Displaying posts 1 - 15 of 29
12:49 PM on 02/07/13
#2
heyzombiehitler
has feelings
Offline
User Info.
heyzombiehitler's Avatar
Hence the album title?
12:49 PM on 02/07/13
#3
Jason Tate
Online
User Info.
Jason Tate's Avatar
Well played my man.
01:07 PM on 02/07/13
#4
Calvin Lauber
Offline
User Info.
Calvin Lauber's Avatar
That's pretty fucking cool and an incredible deal for such a legendary piece of equipment.
01:08 PM on 02/07/13
#5
EastCoastVans
oh, common life
Online
User Info.
EastCoastVans's Avatar
Very cool.
01:28 PM on 02/07/13
#6
Chris Collum
Strangers to ourselves.
Offline
User Info.
Chris Collum's Avatar
$17,000 for a mixing console? So you might say they're....:puts shades on:....bankrupt?

/showmethedoor
01:28 PM on 02/07/13
#7
Chris Collum
Strangers to ourselves.
Offline
User Info.
Chris Collum's Avatar
FUCK beat me to my bad joke
01:29 PM on 02/07/13
#8
Roboman
Don't Mind If I Didn't
Offline
User Info.
Roboman's Avatar
Good for them and all that jazz, but it seems like many bands these days say "oh we recorded our new album directly to tape" or "we recorded it all live", and then the album actually comes out and...it sounds like any other album mixing/production-wise. I guess I'm just one of those people who doesn't pay much attention to production/mixing (whatever the difference is), unless it sounds like shit, of course. So yeah, uh...way to go, Phoenix...?
01:32 PM on 02/07/13
#9
bradsonemanband
I make music.
Offline
User Info.
bradsonemanband's Avatar
crazy! and awesome
01:41 PM on 02/07/13
runningohfive
I know...
Offline
User Info.
runningohfive's Avatar
That's pretty sweet.

I want this album!
01:58 PM on 02/07/13
skibby15
Registered Member
Offline
User Info.
skibby15's Avatar
awesome!
02:00 PM on 02/07/13
theskycouldfly
Bluth Family
Offline
User Info.
No Avatar Selected
no PROFESSIONAL engineering would buy that in their right mind! i used the desk they record tons of metallica records..so what. vintage gear is a pain in the ass, tack an extra $50k a year just for maintenance.. that poor band just wasted a ton of money, suckers.
02:05 PM on 02/07/13
JWillTrick
Registered User
Offline
User Info.
JWillTrick's Avatar
no PROFESSIONAL engineering would buy that in their right mind! i used the desk they record tons of metallica records..so what. vintage gear is a pain in the ass, tack an extra $50k a year just for maintenance.. that poor band just wasted a ton of money, suckers.

What are you trying to say? Are you implying that no professional engineers buy and use consoles?
02:17 PM on 02/07/13
thatwasamoment
RICH GANNON WAR WAGON
Offline
User Info.
thatwasamoment's Avatar
no PROFESSIONAL engineering would buy that in their right mind! i used the desk they record tons of metallica records..so what. vintage gear is a pain in the ass, tack an extra $50k a year just for maintenance.. that poor band just wasted a ton of money, suckers.
i think they are either nerds, music engineers, or memorabilia freaks.
02:31 PM on 02/07/13
2's&3's
deep in thoug...
Offline
User Info.
2's&3's's Avatar
no PROFESSIONAL engineering would buy that in their right mind! i used the desk they record tons of metallica records..so what. vintage gear is a pain in the ass, tack an extra $50k a year just for maintenance.. that poor band just wasted a ton of money, suckers.
i'll buy that desk for $23,000

NEWS, MUSIC & MORE
Search News
Release Dates
Exclusives
Best New Music
Articles
CONNECT
Submit News
Forums
Contests
Mobile Version
AP.net Logos
HIDDEN TREASURES
AbsolutePunk Podcast
Free Music
Sports Forum
Technology Forum
Recommendations
INFORMATION
Advertising
Contact Us
Copyright Policy
Terms of Service
Privacy Policy
FOLLOW
Twitter | Facebook | RSS
AP.net Podcast on iTunes
UnderTheGun
Purevolume
Chorus.fm | @jason_tate