Tim Mac

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Some producers are forever associated with a specific artist and others, like Minneapolis' Tim Mac, are associated with a scene. In Mac's case that scene revolves around the group of guitar-driven, post-punk…
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Some producers are forever associated with a specific artist and others, like Minneapolis' Tim Mac, are associated with a scene. In Mac's case that scene revolves around the group of guitar-driven, post-punk bands that recorded for the Minneapolis-based Amphetamine Reptile label. A member of a band himself, Halo of Flies, Mac's production credits grew out of his friendships with other local musicians, as well as his cheap rates. Recording much of his output live to a Tascam 8-track, Mac's cheap, no-frills recording of bands such as the Cows and Green Day formed the basis of many an indie band's first 7-inch or shoppable demo. When Babes In Toyland signed to a major label in 1992 Mac made the jump along with them, helping producer Lee Renaldo in the studio and acting as the band's soundman for their live shows. Returning once again to his beloved Minneapolis, Mac has continued to record Amphetamine Reptile's roster of aggressive underground bands, including Janitor Joe and the Cows, among others.