Producer, record label owner, and recording artist Tom Rothrock has played an integral part in the careers of Elliott Smith, James Blunt, and Beck before launching a solo career with the 2006 album Resonator. Beck's breakthrough hit, "Loser," was originally released on Bong Load Custom Records, a label Rothrock formed in the early '90s with fellow producers/musicians Rob Schnapf and Bradshaw Lambert. Rothrock and Schnapf went on to record Beck's platinum-selling debut, Mellow Gold, with another producer, Carl Stephenson. Rothrock and Schnapf also handled production for the track "Ramshackle" on Beck's 1996 album Odelay, and a year later the pair were nominated for an Oscar for their recording of Elliott Smith's "Miss Misery," featured in Gus Van Sant's film Good Will Hunting. Smith's 1997 album Either/Or and his 1998 effort XO were also ...
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