The following article recounts one night at Record One studios with Val Garay, who was producing Randy’s second solo album, One More Song. On this night, they are recording the track “Deep Inside My Heart.” Tensions are high, and the work is grueling and repetitious. This article provides a rare glimpse into that process and what Randy was like in the studio.

“The Rigors Of Record Making,” by Joy Horowitz, Los Angeles Times, June 19th, 1980 (Part One)
“The Rigors Of Record Making,” by Joy Horowitz, Los Angeles Times, June 19th, 1980 (Part Two)
Randy at Record One with executives from Epic Records. L-R: Stan Manteiro, Frank Rand (behind Randy), and Myron Roth.
(Photo: Record World, September 27th, 1980)
“The Rigors Of Record Making,” by Joy Horowitz, Los Angeles Times, June 19th, 1980 (Part Three)

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12 comments

  1. Thank You so Much Jessica for all your hard work. This article is so interesting & amazing! Your talents are so appreciated!

  2. Such an interesting article. Being non-musical and without rhythm I’m wondering what part of “Deep Inside My Heart” Randy meant when he advised to give a little space between the “dum-dum-dum-dum”

    1. I wondered the same. There were a couple parts I thought it could be, but didn’t want to guess.

    1. The recording sessions must have been so tedious and exhausting. Plus the pressure for it to sound perfect. My favorite line in the article is where Randy asks himself: “Is Meisner here? No, but his body is.”

  3. You did an amazing job again Jessica. I always enjoy your articles. I am with you on the favorite line from Randy: “Is Meisner here? No, but his body is”. I bet he is a blast to be around with his sense of humor. Thanks again Jessica.

  4. What a fascinating article – thank you Jessica. I had no idea that most music was recorded during the night and that the life of a rockstar was not as glamorous as I thought! There are obviously a lot of very clever people involved.

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