Early this week Phish departed Atlantic City, where they finished an extremely
successful fall tour, to head to Nashville. The band is currently in the studio with famed
producer Bob Ezrin to lay down tracks from an album due next year
The Vermonters debuted 12 tracks under consideration for Wingsuit on Halloween in
Atlantic City as this year's "musical costume." As per the Playbill that was handed out to
fans, the band wanted to play the new songs to "get them dirty and mess them up a little
before we record them." One of the many surprises revealed on Halloween night is that
Ezrin would produce the new Phish album. Bob Ezrin has a storied career in the music
industry and we wanted to detail a number of his greatest efforts for this week's B List.
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Yes, Ezrin co-produced one of the greatest albums in the history of rock with James
Guthrie, David Gilmour and Roger Waters. Floyd's eleventh album was released as a double-
LP on November 30, 1979 and contains much-beloved songs such as "Comfortably Numb,"
"Mother" and "Young Lust." The album stemmed from a conversation Waters had with Ezrin and
one of Ezrin's friends at the end of the In The Flesh Tour about how Rog was feeling
alienated on tour. The Wall sold over 23 million units in the 20th Century.
Alice Cooper - School's Out
Cooper once referred to Ezrin as "our George Martin" as the producer lent his talents to a
number of Alice's studio works. School's Out, released in 1972, is among Cooper's
greatest albums and the title track is still a staple of classic rock radio to this day.