Former Location –
In 1978, The Automatt rose out of the ashes of Columbia Records‘ old location, and, until it closed at the end of 1984, was a major place for the stars of rock to record like Santana, Journey, Jefferson Starship and Huey Lewis & The News.
Notable Recordings Made At The Automatt Include:
“Live from Mars Hotel“ by the Grateful Dead
“Moonflower“, “Oneness: Silver Dreams – Golden Reality“, “Marathon“ by Santana
“Patti LaBelle“ by Patti LaBelle
“Give ‘Em Enough Rope“ by The Clash
“Reunion“ by Peter, Paul & Mary
“Into The Music“ by Van Morrison
“Departure“ by Journey
“Picture This“ by Huey Lewis and the News
“Outside Inside“ by The Tubes
“Winds of Change“, “Nuclear Furniture“ by Jefferson Starship
“The Revölution By Night“, “Imaginos“ by Blue Öyster Cult
“Angels and Devils“ by Echo & the Bunnymen
829 Folsom St
San Francisco CA 94107
randy jackson and narada walden…
i hung out with randy jackson here a few times in the early eighties. he and michael narada walden were getting deep into production, making videos on the sound stage, cutting miscellaneous tracks, and playing out some with impromtu fusion band the Warriors. i had seen randy years earlier with billy cobham’s band at the great american music hall, & he’d played extensively with jon luc ponty and others, so he was a pretty formidable player and a big, imposing, dude – also a super warm, friendly, guy. the first time i met him he showed me his solo from ” rythms of hope. ” very cool…i still play it. yup, Automatt.
i remember the fantastic jukebox collection there at the automatt,and getting stoned with fee waybill in the snackroom kitchen.just coming back from stinson beach with great weed.