Glen “SPOT” Lockett, the in-house producer and engineer for SST Data all through the late ’70s and ’80s, has died at 72 years previous. SPOT produced everybody from Black Flag, Minutemen, Descendents, and Hüsker Dü to Misfits‘ 1983 album Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood and a handful of Saint Vitus data. Information of Lockett’s loss of life comes from co-owner of SST Data Joe Carducci. We want Lockett‘s family and friends all one of the best at the moment.
“I hate to type out the words but… SPOT passed away after 10am today/Saturday (Mar. 4, 2023) at Morningside Healthcare in Sheboygan, Wisconsin,” mentioned Carducci. “His nurse advised me he wakened alright however later confirmed no pulse and a number of other makes an attempt to revive him failed. He had cancelled a deliberate images exhibit in late 2021 when he discovered his fibrosis started to impair lung operate. Since then he’d been on oxygen and hoped for a lung transplant, however a stroke about three months in the past put him within the hospital.
“I hoped he was recovering speech however realistically he was not going at his age and situation to turn out to be a candidate for a lung transplant, although that may have solved his well being issues. SPOT did not dwell alot on his private historical past however I imagine he was born in Los Angeles, grew up within the Crenshaw neighborhood, moved to Hermosa Seashore within the mid-70s, moved to his favourite Black Flag tour cease, Austin Texas, within the mid-80s after which to Sheboygan to be close to his favourite Celtic music scenes in Milwaukee and Chicago.
“His father was Claybourne Lockett who was a Tuskegee Airman who flew British Spitfires and SPOT advised me as soon as his mom was Native American and from New Orleans. His older sister has superior dementia. SPOT was a musician and author and photographer who spelled his title in all caps with a dot in the course of the O. His principal sideline was as a document producer-engineer and an architect of the pure method to recording a band within the punk period. He began in Hermosa Seashore taking part in and recording jazz and he took the primacy of reside jazz taking part in into recording bands towards prevailing makes an attempt to melt or industrialize a back-to-basics arts motion in sound.
“When approaching the mixing board SPOT would assume an Elvis-like stance and then gesturing toward all the knobs he would say in a Louis Armstrong-like voice, ‘This is going to be gelatinous!’ His recorded work as player and producer is listed at discogs.com. I’ll be going through his writing with an eye toward publishing a collection including his writings on jazz for the Hermosa Beach free weekly. He spent recent years writing the novel, Decline and Fall of Alternative Civilization, and producing a radio-like dramatization of it which is online.
“Last year he posted new SPOT music at his bandcamp page. In recent weeks I read off lists of the names of his well-wishers to him and SPOT nodded at the mentions of his friends from around the country and the world.”
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