Iain Burgess was the most prominent and prolific producer/engineer of the early Chicago punk era. It is often said that Iain, by virtue of recording the seminal records of the Chicago Punk era, was the person most responsible for the Chicago Sound. Iain was best known for recording during weekends at the Chicago Recording Company, though he recorded at anywhere and everywhere in the city at some point. Iain also spent much time doing sound board for live shows, Chicago bands and non-Chicago bands like. On Thursday February 11, 2010 Iain passed away from complications related to pancreatic and liver cancer.
Chicago-Based Body of Work
- Bhopal Stiffs - EPA 12", Self-titled 7"
- Big Black - Atomizer, Bulldozer, Racer X;;
- Blatant Dissent - Is There A Fear? 7"
- Bloodsport - I Am The Game LP
- The Defoliants - Grrr LP
- The Effigies - Fly on a Wire, Ink
- Get Smart! - Swimming With Sharks, Restless LP
- Get Smart! - Oh Yeah No (EP, recorded in 1987, released in 2020)
- Heavy Manners - Politics & Pleasure EP
- Ministry - 12 Inch Singles (1981-1984)
- Naked Raygun - Throb Throb, All Rise, Jettison
- Pegboy - Three Chord Monte, Earwig
- MEN - Matrix of Compassion, Hermanutics
From the early 90s until his death, Iain moved to France and ran a recording studio called Black Box.
- Black Box
- Dionnaie 49520 NOYANT LA GRAVOYERE
- 02 41 61 58 66
- fax : 02 41 61 65 56