QUIET RIOT Producer SPENCER PROFFER On Metal Health - “It Was A Record Nobody Wanted To Touch - Not Only The Label, But Anyone In The Industry”; Audio
April 20, 2015, 3 years ago
This week, The Double Stop has an interview with producer Spencer Proffer.
Proffer discusses his early days, and how he went from law school to record producer. From his early works with Billy Thorpe and Tina Turner to his number one smash Metal Health with Quiet Riot, Spencer covers it all. They also discuss working with W.A.S.P. on their The Last Command album as well as his transition into film, and his current projects with Meteor 17.
On Quiet Riot, Spencer states: "They had the best rock drummer I've ever heard - a guy named Frankie Banali. Brilliant guy, talented - totally had it together."
On the band’s Metal Health album, he comments: "It was a record nobody wanted to touch - not only the label, but anyone in the industry."
Speaking about W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless, he says: "Blackie was a REALLY smart guy. This guy had a vision... and I thought, I like this guy, he's such a democrat. He is so far to the left, maybe if I can just hone him in just a little... I thought that would be a really interesting challenge. So we made The Last Command album - we actually sold over 2 million albums. That was the last “metal" album I made - then I went to Australia to work with the Little River Band.”