Whether he will be credited as Robert Brown, Bob Brown or Rob Brown is pretty much irrelevant, as long as he agrees to sit at the mixing console. This top engineer, remixer and producer is an important part of the highly processed sound of hit records from groups such as the Backstreet Boys and Mariah Carey, so it is probably no surprise that Brown's roots go back to production work with gothic rock maestro Alice Cooper and his road shows of the '70s, considered to be completely extravagent by the standards of that era. Did Brown advise Alice Cooper to cancel the Welcome to my Nightmare tour when the star stumbled off the front of the stage in Vancouver, cracking three ribs? No! The show must go on! Brown hailed from the Midwest, where one of the earliest and perhaps heaviest of his production assignments was two albums by the Milwaukee hard rock outfit the Bad Boys.
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