Last Thursday–two weeks after being taken off life support–producer and mixer Jerry Finn died from complications from a brain hemorrhage. Finn mixed a number of significant alternative releases of the ’90s, including Green Day’s Dookie and Jawbreaker’s Dear You before breaking out into production with albums like the Smoking Popes’ Destination Failure, Superdrag’s Head Trip In Every Key, several Blink-182 and Blink-related side projects, the two most recent AFI discs, and both You Are The Quarry and the forthcoming Morrissey release Years of Refusal. Although Finn was not the sort of producer who commanded the spotlight, the short list above barely scratches the surface of his catalog of work, and if nothing else, I will personally remember Finn for his ability to make Morrissey sound rejuvenated on Quarry. Finn was 39. [Billboard]
Jerry Finn, R.I.P.
Aug 26th, 2008 // 5 Comments