We just got this cool, exclusive and unabridged video from moderator Mr. Bonzai of his “tech talk” with Joe Perry and producer/engineer Jack Douglas on the making of Aerosmith’s Toys in the Attic.
The “Birth of a Record” discussion occurred at Winter NAMM in January 2017—just before Perry and Douglas were honored at the 32nd annual NAMM TEC Awards. Perry received the Les Paul Award, and Douglas was inducted into the TEC Hall of Fame.
As part of the 2017 winter NAMM show, the 32nd annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (NAMM TEC Awards), the NAMM Foundation has announced, Aerosmith guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joe Perry will receive the Les Paul Award, which honors individuals who have “set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of recording technology, in the spirit of the famed audio pioneer, inventor and musician, Les Paul.” The award is set to be presented as part of the NAMM show, at a ceremony on January 21. Perry, one of Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” is also scheduled to perform live at the event. Perry will join an accomplished group of past Les Paul Award recipients, including Sir Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townsend, Slash and Don Was.
This year’s awards ceremony promises to be somewhat thematic, as legendary producer/engineer Jack Douglas will be inducted into the NAMM TEC Hall of Fame at the same event. The Hall of Fame award was established nearly 30 years ago to recognize great audio technology pioneers, producers and technicians. And Douglas has engineered and produced numerous multi-Platinum Aerosmith albums, including the smash seminal records Toys in the Attic and Rocks. He is also recognized for his work in the early days of the Record Plant Studio, where he engineered John Lennon’s Imagine and The Who’s Who’s Next, among other releases. Continue reading Aerosmith at the NAMM TEC Awards