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John Custer: The Indestructible Godfather of NC Music Industry
(Written by Rob Grissom) If you have ever heard a great band from North Carolina, chances are it was produced by the legendary Cary, NC resident John Custer. From his start….
…The legendary and immortal John Custer has once again produced another hardcore masterpiece and seemingly assumes his majestic role as the maestro of the North Carolina music scene.” -review of Corrosion Of Conformity’s 2012 EP “Megalodon” Written by Rob Grissom for 3dotmag
Guitar.com: You’ve been working with producer John Custer for four albums now. You’ve never been tempted to work with other producers?
Pepper Keenan (Corrosion Of Conformity, Down): I’ve talked to some really big producers and they don’t know as much as John Custer. I’ll bet my life on it…. (click the link for full interview)
Article BIG SOMETHING 2017: On working with Custer, MacDaniels shares: “This was our 4th album working with our ever amazing producer – John Custer. He helped guide the project and these songs to new life in so many subtle but distinct ways. His ear for harmonies and little extra layers to enhance the production is mind blowing. He projects this zen state of ‘badassness’ and that always comes out in our performance and final mix too.”
From THE HUFFINGTON POST: “If you are a fan of funky music and you do not own this record, there is a deep hole in your collection. Dag’s debut came out of North Carolina but it’s soul had roots in Memphis and Alabama, even having Muscle Shoals drummer Roger Hawkins sitting in on the record. This kind of funk was sexy, groovy as hell and didn’t really fit into the limited number of radio formats out there. But the band smoked.
By 1996, producer John Custer had become a vital cog in C.O.C.’s album-making process. Wiseblood was his third album working with the group – a relationship which continues to this day. “He’ll ask the simple question, ‘Is that what you hear in your head?’ And if it’s not, we keep going until we get it,” Keenan says. “That’s all you can really ask for from a guy, a producer like that, of that caliber.
Reed Mullin & John Custer – 02/06/2014 – recording vocals for C.O.C.