The Armoury is one of the schmanciest studios in the entire city (and not just because of the roof-top patio I spent most of my time there lounging on) — it was originally built by legendary Canadian songwriter Jim Vallance and later served as the home base for rock producer Bruce Fairbairn whose gold & platinum records cover the place in lieu of wallpaper.
Once upon day four of recording Miss Quincy’s new album Like The Devil Does I took my trusty digital SLR to the videographer level for the first time ever. That is, I did everything you see in this video besides play the music.
Without further ado – Miss Quincy, Suzie Rae (bass) and Thom Moon (drums) recording Hurricane live off the floor at Rocky Mountain Recording Studio in Calgary, AB:
I’m currently drinking a celebratory beer because all the bed tracks on Miss Quincy’s new album are officially done … Meaning we all get a couple days off, and more importantly, the recording now has some proper legs to stand on.
Here’s a video clip of today’s final bed track, Dawson City Line, a tribute to the good time girls of the Klondike Gold Rush that Miss Q wrote while working in the Yukon wilds.
Recording dials & doodads & thingamajigs that I couldn’t tell you the real name and purpose of.
The Granddaddy of Groove – Mr. Thom Moon.
The Mistress of the Low End – Suzie Rae.
Fun with pop filters.
Miss Q getting down with a guitar solo.
Miss Quincy & Suzie Rae.
Us ladies listening back to 10 tracks of down & dirty roots & blues.
The studio was reunion central today as old pals stopped by, including former left-hand man Tyler Toews & harmony wizard Alyssa Jean, for a live-off-the-floor recording of Carmen (a Miss Quincy favorite from their days on the road together).
I’m not going to lie, it was tough to tear myself away from the snack platter long enough to take a few photos and video of the first day of recording of Miss Quincy’s new album Like The Devil Does (at Rocky Mountain Recording Studio in Calgary, AB).
Miss Quincy discovering the line “whoring is a sin” has been added to one of her song lyric sheets.
Click on the panorama for a closer look at the studio.
Miss Quincy & Shari Rae getting down with bed tracks.
Have you heard? Miss Quincy’s recording a brand new album called Like The Devil Does. I’ll be posting photos & videos along the recording way so make sure to creep on by the photoblog over the next couple weeks to check out behind the scenes action.
Here’s a softcore side of the badass album captured during an eve-of-recording rehearsal.
Once upon a cold-snap last winter Miss Quincy holed up in her cabin with a bunch of other hooligans and made a new album (“Your Mama Don’t Like Me“). Featured in the video below are Ben Nixon (Mossy Rock Productions), Reno Fitch (Folky Strum Strum), and Peter Mynett (Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra). I documented the recording sessions with my handy-dandy still camera too – if you have a hankering to view those photos click here.
Miss Quincy and I recently got down at her little cabino for a liner notes photoshoot for her brand spankin’ new album, Your Mama Don’t Like Me.
The Miss Q in question spent two weeks in December holed up in the cabin in question to record the album in question. I was fortunate enough to retreat with the recording crew, so until the album is unleashed in the spring enjoy the visuals in my Miss Quincy Recording Sessions entries: