Friday, March 25, 2016 1 Comment
What do you do when you want to put out a hit record and the nearest recording studio is 500 miles away? Import, baby, and that is precisely what local recording group, the Beauregard Mansion, is doing to produce their new single to be released soon in a five-state area.
The first step in putting out a pop platter is to write a song, the Mansion’s co-songwriter, Dave Weyer, dutifully assures a reporter. Then, he says, send Form E to Washington, D.C., and grab a copyright before anybody else scoops the royalties. Next comes the recording sessions, the all-night lessons in frustration.
Before a groovy, black record can be produced, a tape recording of four different tracks must be whipped up. The initial step is to hire a recording technician and his $12,000 worth of electrical equipment and set them both on the floor of an empty warehouse. The Mansion has Joe Kessler, an associate for Montana representing Century Custom Recording in California. Kessler, who lives in Billings, does the recording for Montana University system and until now, never has done recording for a “bunch of nuts like the Mansion.”