He’s a veritable founding father of rock, having produced early classics by The Who, The Kinks, The Easybeats, and other bands of the 1960s British Invasion…recordings that have not just stood the test of time, but inspired generations of musicians who followed. Shel Talmy talks about taking chances – how being a brash American got him his first breaks, about bucking convention to get the sound he wanted, and what’s changed since the ’60s (and what hasn’t).
Just a few of Shel Talmy’s productions:
The Who – “My Generation” “I Can’t Explain” “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere”
Chad & Jeremy – “Summer Song”
The Kinks – “All Day and All of the Night” “Tired of Waiting” “Waterloo Sunset” “Sunny Afternoon” “Well Respected Man”
The Easybeats – “Friday on My Mind”