My Field Trip to Sugar Hill

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Earlier this afternoon, I took a little trip down past Produce Row to Sugar Hill Studios, "The Abbey Road of the South," according to co-owner Dan Workman. (Among many other things, the entire Sugar Hill staff are huge Beatle fans, making it even cooler.) Sugar Hill opened in the '40s and is the longest continually operating recording facility in the Southwest; hits like "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights," the Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace" and Destiny's Child's "Survivor" have been recorded there. While I was there, I sat down with Workman, former drummer in Houston post-punk performance art terrorists Culturecide, for a brief interview that only touched on Sugar Hill's vast history.

Here is the slideshow. - Chris Gray

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