Jerry Finn, R.I.P.

Aug 26th, 2008 // 5 Comments

AndOutCometheWolves.jpgLast 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]

  1. DocStrange

    extremely sad. He was a great producer.

  2. Lax Danja House

    I didn’t realise how many of my favourite albums he’d produced until I looked at his wikipedia: a guy who could facilitate Rancid’s masterpiece as well as the Marvelous 3′s underrated gem ReadySexGo! is a massive loss in my book.

  3. MayhemintheHood

    I always thought You Are the Quarry sounded like Morrissey being backed by Alkaline Trio. Makes sense that he was the producer. I liked the stuff he did with both of those acts.

    The guy definitely had an ear for pop punk.

  4. themeparkexperience

    The number of great records Finn worked on is still mind-boggling. Some of my favorites are Jawbreaker’s Dear You and Superdrag’s Head Trip in Every Key.

  5. the earl grey

    wow superdrags headtrip. listened to it a week ago – one of the most under-rated 90s LPs.

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