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WCA #252 with Dave Hillis – Metal beginnings, Record Store education, Pearl Jam, Rick Parashar, traditional record-making, and committing.

Dave Hillis has spent large amounts of time on both sides of the glass as a guitarist, producer, engineer, mixer and writer. He worked alongside famed producer Rick Parasher for several years in Seattle and was the engineer on Pearl Jam’s breakthrough album “10”.

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In this episode we discuss:

  • Brooklyn to Seattle
  • Metal beginnings
  • DIY Focus
  • Record store education
  • Rick Parasher
  • Pearl Jam
  • Closing and opening studios
  • Traditional record making
  • Committing tracks
  • Moving back East

Links and Show Notes:


  • Guest: Dave Hillis
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab