bro. just wanted to thank you for the recording it is sweet. we
all love it. u were tight as fuck and a damn good deal. well hit
u back soon to record more cause recording with you was a peach.
Matt / El Dead
a good fun environment to be in. It doesnt feel like some jerk just
trying to get your money out of you that doesnt care about how your
music turns out. You can have a good time but still get things done.
Ian / 151 CAMEO DRIVE
recorded our first demo and our last hurrah, in effect what a more
studious specimen of humanity might have termed 'bookending our
career', and to great effect. Pay no attention to the fact that
our demo was never released - it's not his fault that we sucked
(back then). And if it wasn't for Craig, some of our fastest, most
fun and (arguably) best material would've died along with the live
incarnation of THE DETH. Not that we ever played new songs live...
Seriously though, or actually not so seriously, since recording
there was totally fun, I'd recommend Craig's Dutch Oven to any aspiring,
perspiring, or expiring band.
Josh / SCHOLASTIC
best part about recording in the
Dutch Oven had to be when we started recording the first song and
a slightly overweight middle-aged man came out in his nut huggers
and watched...try getting that experience somewhere else!
Eli / MERIS
have recorded there 4 different times now and I have enjoyed every
time. I have only recorded at two other places but I can tell their
atmospheres were lame and not for me. I like recording with you
because you are laid back and don't rush the bands. You also add
in your opinions on the songs which helps in situations where the
band can't decide what to do. I like how you dont make anyone feel
dumb if they don't know what the hell they are doing. I think some
of the only times I get super stressed is during recording and I
enjoy recording with you because you always have something funny
to say that will cheer me right up.
Eric / YOUTH RIOT, OUT OF VOGUE
with Craig is a lot of fun. He doesn't put any weird underwater
effect on Annie's vocals, and when i'm bored he will tell me stories
from What Happens Next? or All You Can Eat/Hickey tours, which is
my favorite shit to hear about. He has gotten noticibly better at
recording, even in the past half year, and charges very reasonably
for what he does. He's especially gotten better with getting good
drum sounds. There's a Raley's grocery store nearby, and Craig (or
Ben) will take you for a good pizza break at NY Pizza. All in all,
a good time and a great recording choice, especially if you're on
Will W.K. / SHARP KNIFE, THIS
IS MY FIST
the best diy studio there is, you know what you are doing!!!!! and
recording came out great, though we feel bad we never got to pay
Diego / FUERZA X (from Guatemala)
dude our recording fucking rocks.. just what we were looking for.
We will hella record with you again. Thanks!
Sean / BRUTAL DEATH
really got a good chance to listen last night. I sat down in front
of my stereo and just listented. It was quite a listening experience.
You did a great job. Without sounding too self-congratulatory...
I'm proud. Its just how I had been imagining our recording to sound.
Thanks a lot, Craig. When the time comes we'll be back. No question
I love you, fool,
Matt / ABI YO YOS
P.S. You're the Man
only is the quality of the atmosphere unsurpassable by any other
recording studio but the treatment given to you and
your musical companions is unamatched.
opened his magical studio of harmony to us for the first time in
early 2004 supplying us with what we asked and nothing
less. he made sure we were satisfied with our general audio performance.
several long arduous minutes were taken mastering our demo which
ended up being a huge success...yeah....
april of 2005 we went back into the dutch oven to record a few songs
for a compaltion (never came out...blame
max) and ended up laying down 15 tracks of hardcore, thanks to
craig, in it's most pure form. having matured as musical companions
we went in wanting somthing a little different than last time.
craig listened with half-attentive ears and still delivered.
the recording was so good when we shipped it off to 625 we were
offered an ep.
our ep out and a few new songs written in october of 2005 we journeyed
once again to the quaint little town of alemeda, home
of the dutch oven, simba, and possibly the best recording
engineer without a certificate ever. me and my musical companions
delivered a harsh new sound into the microphones of craig and when
time came to master not a word need be said. craig knew what
we wanted and most of all what we needed. with a glance at me and
then a nod in return craig did what we all knew must be done.
a new sound has been forged by the rosenbombs thanks to craig.
craig is a nice guy who pushes you to try new things but doesnt
take control of your musical ideas(and in my case life) and stomp
them to the ground. the shit sounds tight and if he likes you and
there's cake around he'll offer you some! on the real craig is
the man. word.
Jeff / Rosenbombs