Electric Lady Studios

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Jimi Hendrix turned a Greenwich Village club in to a recording studio in 1968. Hendrix created his last ever studio recording at this studio – an instrumental known only as “Slow Blues“. After making the recording, he boarded a flight bound for London to perform at the Isle of Wight Festival and was dead in a few weeks time.

The studio was designed specifically for Hendrix, it had round windows and a machine capable of generating ambient lighting in many different colors. The design was meant to encourage Hendrix’s creativity and at the same time provide a professional atmosphere.

The studio is still going strong with a long history of artists recording here including:

Chuck Berry, Billy Cobham, Curtis Mayfield, Carly Simon, Peter Frampton, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, John Lennon, The Clash, The Rolling Stones, Guns N’Roses, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, Van Halen, Kiss, T.Rex, The Talking Heads, Violent Femmes, The Cars, Foreigner, Hall & Oates, Weezer, Prince, Al Green, Dave Matthews Band, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Steve Earle, Alice In Chains,  The White Stripes,  Bjork, Interpol, Arctic Monkeys, The Big Pink,  Foo Fighters, Ryan Adams, Radiohead, The Pretenders, Rufus Wainwright, The Black Crows, Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan.

Notable Recordings Made At Electric Lady Include:

Talking Book by Stevie Wonder
Fullfillingness’ First Finale by Stevie Wonder
Piece of Mind by Iron Maiden
Welcome To My Nightmare by Alice Cooper
Dressed To Kill by Kiss
Young Americans by David Bowie
Diana by Diana Ross
Horses by Patti Smith
Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin
Mingus by Joni Mitchell
Brownsville Station by Brownsville Station
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by Foreigner
Exciter by Depeche Mode
Shaman by Santana
Supernatural by Santana
Eat To The Beat by Blondie
Rainbow Bridge – Original Motion Picture Sound Track by Jimi Hendrix
Rebel Yell by Billy Idol
Ozzmosis by Ozzy Osbourne
Alice In Chains by Alice In Chains
North by Matchbox Twenty

Electric Lady Studios
52 West 8th Street
New York,  New York 10011
212 677-4700