The studio in rural Minnesota where Nirvana made their last studio album, "In Utero", will soon be rocking again, after laying dormant for nearly a year. As reported by Minneapolis’ Star-Tribune, the formerly troubled Pachyderm Studio is being overhauled by John Kuker, one of the Twin Cities’ most reputable studio operators.
Kuker, whose Minneapolis-based Seed Underbelly Studios has branches in New York and Los Angeles, plans to do "a whole makeover
" on Pachyderm, which helped birth albums by such artists as PJ Harvey
, Soul Asylum
and Brian Setzer
, in addition to Nirvana.
The studio property was purchased last summer for $370,000, but the purchase included neither the studio equipment nor the Pachyderm name. Kuker said he therefore plans to re-dub the facility Seedy Underbelly North, and he’s already brought in a vintage recording console used by Bob Marley in the early 1970s. The opportunity to own and refurbish the Pachyderm space was "too good to pass up", Kuker told the Star-Tribune.
Thanks for the report to Russell Hall, Gibson.com.