- Rob Schnapf
Rob Schnapf is an American
record producerand musician. He was the co-producer (along with Tom Rothrock) of Elliott Smith's albums "Either/Or", "XO" (on which he also played guitar on the song " Baby Britain"), "Figure 8" and his final album " From a Basement on the Hill", which he was recruited by Smith's family to complete after Smith's death.
Schnapf, along with Rothrock and partner Bradshaw Lambert started
Bong Load Custom Recordsin the early 90s, which is notable for releasing Beck's "Loser" single. Schnapf first heard Beck as he was playing on the street during the annual Sunset JunctionFair. A week later, Rothrock saw Beck jump onstage to play in between bands during a show at Jabberjaw and approached him afterwards about recording his songs. Together Rothrock, Schnapf, Beck, and Karl Stephensonrecorded the bulk of what would become "Loser", and subsequently, " Mellow Gold", Beck's first major label album. Rothrock and Schnapf would continue to record with Beck, working on material for what was intended to be his follow-up to "Mellow Gold", a somber acoustic affair meant to silence detractors that claimed he was a one hit wonder joke act. Beck eventually had a change of heart and went on to record " Odelay" with The Dust Brothers, only using one song from the Rothrock/Schnapf sessions, "Ramshackle", as the album closer.
Rob and Tom produced the 1993 DOG SOCIETY album entitles "Test Your Own Eyes".He later went on to produce
The Vinesdebut album " Highly Evolved" in 2002.In 2003, he produced Saves The Day's album, "In Reverie".Also, in 2005, he produced Nine Black Alps' debut album " Everything Is"
Schnapf as also worked in conjunction with
Australianband Powderfingerin the production of their latest studio album " Dream Days at the Hotel Existence".
Rob is producing the Islands follow up album.
Currently Mr. Schnapf is working with the New England band,
Wild Light, on their first breakout album.
* [http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=3044B78F87F3E3F7 10 Years of Mellow Gold Documentary] (retrospective documentary done for the anniversary of Beck's first album, features interviews with Schnapf)
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