Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk discussed the band’s debut album 25 years later, and how it was recorded at Sound City, in a new Metal Injection interview. He mentioned seeing Nirvana’s Nevermind on the wall every day.
“I know, man. That just means I’m old. I remember playing those songs quite a bit. We went to Sound City to record it and we were there for about a week. It was the first major record that Tim and I were a part of. We were trying to get tracks down and it just didn’t have the same feel that our live performances had. So after about a week, we decided to invite all our friends into the studio.
We had about fifty people in the studio and recorded live with monitors. Everything is bleeding through everything. And that is how we have always recorded since, even with Prophets of Rage, all together in one room. We got half the record that night and continued on with the recording process. It was a really exciting time in music. I remember going in everyday and seeing Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors, Nirvana’s Nevermind, Dio, and Cheap Trick on the walls. All these iconic bands recorded there.”