Joe Chiccarelli

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Born: Boston

Started working in his cousin's recording studio in Boston. Moved to LA late 1970's and worked as an assistant engineer at the Cherokee Studios. As a junior member of the team he was assigned the "difficult" clients such as the moody and demanding Zappa.

When the senior engineer did not show up for a session Zappa gave Chiccarelli the job. They would work together on several albums:

Baby Snakes - Mixed

Joe's Garage - Recorded & Mixed

Zappa In New York - Recorded & Mixed

Sheik Yerbouti - Recorded & Mixed

Shut Up 'n Play Your Guitar - Recorded & Mixed

Strictly Commercial - Mixed

Tinseltown Rebellion - Recorded