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Couch Riffs Episode 58: Dave Hillis - Producer/Recording Engineer (Pearl Jam/Alice in Chains/Afghan Whigs) and Guitarist (Mace/Sybil Vane) Couch Riffs

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My guest on this episode of the Couch Riffs Podcast is Dave Hillis who transformed from 80s thrash guitarist to engineer and producer on recordings that you have most definitely heard. Albums like Pearl Jam's "Ten", Alice In Chains' "Dirt", Temple of the Dog and The Afghan Whigs' "1965".  His first band, Mace, had quite a reputation around the Northwest (and beyond!) in the 80s. You won't find it on streaming services but YouTube has some stuff that fans of thrash/crossover will certainly enjoy. In the 90s, after engineering some of the biggest albums of the decade, Dave started another band, Sybil Vane, that again made a splash beyond the Northwest landing a slot on the Empire Records Soundtrack album. Dave continues to write, record, produce and engineer in Pittsburgh PA these days. 

If you're enjoying the Couch Riffs Podcast please consider becoming a monthly pledge supporter for as little as .99/month. 99 cents! That's nothing! Also, please check out couchriffs.com for links to every video episode, audio podcast, and to our Etsy Store where you'll find super cozy, 100% cotton t-shirts, trucker hats, and turntable slipmats. Thanks so much for listening and for your continued support!


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My guest on this episode of the Couch Riffs Podcast is Dave Hillis who transformed from 80s thrash guitarist to engineer and producer on recordings that you have most definitely heard. Albums like Pearl Jam's "Ten", Alice In Chains' "Dirt", Temple of the Dog and The Afghan Whigs' "1965".  His first band, Mace, had quite a reputation around the Northwest (and beyond!) in the 80s. You won't find it on streaming services but YouTube has some stuff that fans of thrash/crossover will certainly enjoy. In the 90s, after engineering some of the biggest albums of the decade, Dave started another band, Sybil Vane, that again made a splash beyond the Northwest landing a slot on the Empire Records Soundtrack album. Dave continues to write, record, produce and engineer in Pittsburgh PA these days. 

If you're enjoying the Couch Riffs Podcast please consider becoming a monthly pledge supporter for as little as .99/month. 99 cents! That's nothing! Also, please check out couchriffs.com for links to every video episode, audio podcast, and to our Etsy Store where you'll find super cozy, 100% cotton t-shirts, trucker hats, and turntable slipmats. Thanks so much for listening and for your continued support!


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This episode is sponsored by
· Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/couch-riffs/message
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/couch-riffs/support

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