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28Mar/121

Slash Loves Analog…And Vinyl Records Too

You can add Slash to the list of rock and roll folks who maintain a love for the black wax.

When he's not jamming with legends like B.B. King, you'll find him enthusing about all things analog, as was the case during a recent interview with Loudwire talking about his upcoming album Apocalyptic Love, which like his previous solo album, was recorded to analog tape.

I’m a firm believer that tape just sounds better for recording a rock ‘n’ roll band — for drums and recording amps and so on — it’s a lot warmer. And ultimately if you can put it on vinyl, it’s still the best listening experience. So I’ve done enough digital recording to know what I like better for sure. They don’t produce tape like they used to, if you can find tape, to me it’s an optimum way of recording.

And it’s super expensive nowadays.

It’s rare, they don’t make tape like they used to, hardly at all. We have a stockpile of tape at the studio and that’s what we used.

When posed with the question of who could possibly measure up to the lofty achievements of his former band Guns N' Roses, Slash points to a man and his band that a lot of us would probably also cite.

Um…and it’s not a new band, he [Dave Grohl] just keeps making records, that would be the Foo Fighters. Probably the most recent band that came out that I think is really solid. A lot of the other ones, I just really haven’t been inspired by.

Read the entire interview with Slash here.

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