Gary Kellgren

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Died: 1977, Hollywood

Gary Kellgren was the engineer at the Mayfair Studios, NYC;

That's Gary Kellgren, who was actually the engineer on We're Only In It For The Money. And he was a funny guy - a suffering individual during those days, because he had a studio (Mayfair) that had the only 8-track in New York City at that time. It was kind of a homemade rig, and he was recording 18 hours a day, and he had no private life, no social life. He was just run down. We had to get our album done and we were forced to work with a guy where I knew that just by our going and doing our session we were making his life more miserable by the minute. He would do, maybe, three or four bands per day, and it was just grinding him down. He was living on leapers and beer, and so I decided one day to just let him blow off a little steam: I put him out in the studio – I became the engineer and let him talk into the microphone. That's where all the creepy whispering comes from.

Record Plant in New York and Los Angeles

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