I was doing some research on The White Stripes for a book in my new Deconstructed Hits series, when I came across the fact that they recorded their big album hit Elephant at Toe Rag Studios outside of London. The studio is awesome in that it really is a throwback in that not a piece of equipment in the studio is from later than 1963. They started with an 8 track tape machine and eventually moved up to 16 (Elephant was done on 8), and the console is an old EMI REDD from Abbey Road.
Image that. Limiting yourself to only 8 or 16 tracks. I hate to date myself, but back in the day, we used to call that a luxury. Check out the video.
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