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