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SESSION 4 NOW AVAILABLE! "...and then I went to France." Ted goes deep in the timespent in France with another Washington, DC legend Eli Janney as they worked album for French bands Dirty Hands and French legends Noir Désir. Ted also discusses working on The Dead Milkmen album "Soul Rotation".
SESSION 3 NOW AVAILABLE! World Renowned Record Store "Yesterday and Today", Career Crossroads Between Chef and Music, The Fugazi Years
SESSION 2 NOW AVAILABLE! The Tommy Keene Years
SESSION 1 NOW AVAILABLE! Ted's roots, childhood, and The Razz
LEGENDARY MUSIC PRODUCER TED NICELEY JOINS THE DON’S HIT LIST FOR A SEVEN WEEK SERIES EXAMINING HIS EXTRAORDINARY CAREER FROM MUSICIAN TO PRODUCER
Ted Niceley has worked on some monumental music projects in his career. From local DC favorites The Razz as the bass player, to becoming a part of a national sensation in the Tommy Keene Band as both a bass player and a producer. These foundations and experiences laid the groundwork for the efforts that will go down as one of the greatest recording moments in hardcore history: Fugazi! The thing is, there is SO MUCH more to all of these stories.
Session 1 will debut on FAB Radio International on Saturday September 26th at 3pm in the UK, 10am Eastern, 7am Pacific with an encore presentation at 10pm in the UK, 5pm Eastern, 2pm Pacific.
Session 1 is where you really get to know where it all began for Ted as a kid:
“My first musical impression was jumping around on my oldest brother’s bed one Saturday morning really early and hearing ‘Blue Moon’ by The Marcels. The next memory I have really did it, considering I was a very young guy was sitting around after dinner on a Friday night and my dad pulling out singles and he started playing them...the piece de resistance was Johnny Cash “Ring of Fire” which still impresses me to this day: The arrangement, notably the mariachi horns. I dug the lyrics even back then. I knew what he was singing about from some weird place which I could not imagine why because I was just six years old.”
During Session 1, Ted shares more stories about growing up in the DC area and how music affected him including being asked by his brother to go with him to see The Beatles. We all learn what led to The Razz and their rise to popularity in the Mid-Atlantic states.
Here is a clip from Session 1 where Ted discusses a goosebump moment during his time with The Razz :
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ABOUT TED NICELEY
A native of Washington, D.C., Ted Niceley cut his teeth in the music industry in the late 70s playing bass for his hometown’s revered power pop band “The Razz” before venturing off with Razz lead guitarist Tommy Keene’s solo band at the end of the decade. Ted produced the TKG’s first LP, “Strange Alliance” and the “Places That Are Gone” EP which hit number one on the Village Voice’s 1984 year-end “Pazz & Jop” critics poll and garnered a four star review in Rolling Stone magazine.
Since then, Ted has been most known for his production work with Fugazi, Girls Against Boys, Shudder To Think, and Noir Désir, among others. Ted’s expertise relies less on studio tricks or a “trademark sound” but rather, it is the convergence of his wisdom, years of studio intuition, and steadfast impartiality to projects that helps his artists to make the best record they can make.
ABOUT THE DON’S HIT LIST
The Don’s Hit List is a show that focuses on the “goosebump moments” in music. Those moments where a part of a song goes right through you and makes you want to play it over and over again. “The Don” and his co-host Grizz go deep into these “goosebump moments” with the artists who created them - replaying the music and reliving the experiences that make such great stories behind the songs.
The Don’s Hit List airs every Saturday at 3pm in the UK, 10am Eastern, 7am Pacific with an encore presentation at 10pm in the UK, 5pm Eastern, 2pm Pacific.
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Tune In: http://tun.in/sfcti or via the TuneIn app on your Smartphone at FAB Radio International