Wednesday, November 23, 2005

R.I.P. THE Loudist

Steve Gursky, AKA "Loudist", passed away peacefully on Sunday November 20th at his mothers' home in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. How fitting for an engineer, musician, raconteur that he died with the TV remote in his hand.
His brother reported that Steve had a smile on his face. That's how I want to always remember him.
I first met Steve at Criteria Studios in Miami in 1978 after I had fled Los Angeles for the East Coast. Steve was working a lot with Tom Dowd on the Allman Bros. record among many others. He did some engineering on Chi-Pig, a punk band from Akron OH that I was producing. He had great ears and a real musical sense of the sounds of the instuments and vocals. Steve was also a master of relating to the artists and their music. The feel and the "vibe" were an essential part of the Gursky sound. (MORE TO COME>>>)