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WCA #385 with Richard Dodd Part 1- Electronics Apprentice, Lansdowne Studios, Peter Coleman, Ashley Howe, Trying To Fit In, and Dropping in For the First Time

My guest is a self-described lucky bastard, grammy-winning engineer Richard Dodd who has worked with Tom Petty, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Clannad, Mike Moran, Del Newman, and Brian Protheroe.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Luton Beginnings
  • School Band
  • Peter Coleman
  • Ashley Howe
  • Discovering Recording at 14
  • First Professional Recording Gig
  • Put Up or Shut Up
  • Counsel Housing
  • Electronics Apprentice
  • British Aircraft Corporation
  • Late Night Friday Sessions
  • Lansdowne Studios
  • Cassettes
  • Studio Interview Golden Questions
  • Leaving His Apprenticeship
  • Studio Trajectory in England as a New Engineer
  • From Within the Rabbit Hole
  • Trying To Fit In
  • LA – Like Walking Into The Movies
  • Overcoming Studio Hazing
  • Recording All Night at 17
  • Atomic Rooster 
  • Solid Family Life
  • Dropping in For the First Time
  • Gerald Chevin
  • Helping Annie Farrow
  • Respect for Musicians
  • Stanley Myers 
  • Editing Tape – No Redos
  • Going Freelance

Matt’s Rant: The Role of Gear

Links and Show Notes


  • Guest: Richard Dodd
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith