1/2. ToeRag Studios. Pete Mitchell tells the story of ToeRag Studios, set up by Liam Watson and Josh Collins in east London's Hackney in 1991. A strictly analogue enterprise now run by Watson alone, ToeRag uses exclusively pre-1960 studio equipment, with vintage amps, mics and mixing desks from Abbey Road. Recorded at ToeRag in two weeks, the White Stripes' ultra-hip 2003 long-player Elephant provided the label with a number-one album, and established ToeRag as a trendy antidote to digital music-making. Pete talks to
ToeRag clients the White Stripes, Madness, Hugh Cornwell , James Hunter and Supergrass.
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