Magazine article Guitar Player

Recording Lou Reed's Berlin

Magazine article Guitar Player

Recording Lou Reed's Berlin

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Lou Reed's Berlin was an important album for me in many ways. I was working with a genius, it was only the second album I played on, it was my first trip to England (which was very exciting as I was a big fan of the '60s British Invasion), and I got to work with Jack Bruce, Steve Winwood, Aynsley Dunbar, and B.J. Wilson. I expected to be nervous--or maybe even a little intimidated--but I was thrilled to be playing with these guys. I think this was naivete on my part, rather than confidence. I just kept thinking what an incredible experience it would be. I also knew these guys would kick my ass and push me to a new level, or they would roll right over me. I didn't dwell on that part so much!

We began recording at Morgan Studios in London, where Yes was also working. Bob Ezrin [Berlin's producer] and I actually borrowed a Univibe and a Coral sitar from the very gracious and kind Steve Howe. …

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