Smart Studios | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Smart Studios

Smart Studios | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Interior view of Smart Studios. Smart Studios was a recording studio located on East Washington Avenue in Madison, Wisconsin. It was set up in 1983 by Butch Vig and Steve Marker to produce local bands.  The studio became famous for producing artists such as <i>Killdozer</i> and Sub Pop artists <i>Tad</i> and eventually <i>Nirvana</i>. In fact, the version of their song "Polly" that appears on their album "Nevermind" was recorded there. The <i>Smashing Pumpkins</i>' debut album "Gish" was also recorded at Smart Studios.  After the initial production and remix successes, the building became the focus of operations for Vig and Marker's own group <i>Garbage<i> who released their debut album in 1995. The band, fronted by Scots frontwoman Shirley Manson, have recorded each subsequent album there, including 2005's "Bleed Like Me."
DESCRIPTION
Interior view of Smart Studios. Smart Studios was a recording studio located on East Washington Avenue in Madison, Wisconsin. It was set up in 1983 by Butch Vig and Steve Marker to produce local bands. The studio became famous for producing artists such as Killdozer and Sub Pop artists Tad and eventually Nirvana. In fact, the version of their song "Polly" that appears on their album "Nevermind" was recorded there. The Smashing Pumpkins' debut album "Gish" was also recorded at Smart Studios. After the initial production and remix successes, the building became the focus of operations for Vig and Marker's own group Garbage who released their debut album in 1995. The band, fronted by Scots frontwoman Shirley Manson, have recorded each subsequent album there, including 2005's "Bleed Like Me."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:80431
Creation Date: November 2010
Creator Name:Kraushaar, Andy
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:digital file
Original Format Number:9999013183
Original Dimensions:12000 X 4759 pixels
SUBJECTS
Lighting, architectural and decorative
Music
Furniture
Indoor photography
Sound recordings
Sound systems

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