That time I asked famed producer Bruce Fairbairn what he thought of famed producer Bob Rock

By Steve Newton

Back in December of 1991 I wrote a Georgia Straight cover story on Vancouver producer Bob Rock, best known for his work with Metallica, and one of the Big Three of Vancouver hard-rock producers (along with fellow Little Mountain Sound-men Bruce Fairbairn and Mike Fraser).

While putting the story together I gave Fairbairn a call to get his thoughts on what made Rock so valuable in the studio, and how the two knob-twiddlers’ approaches to recording might be similar or different.

Have a listen:



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