Bob Blank


I looked around and said, 'I had no idea any of this existed!' I felt about two inches tall and like I had four feet. I felt such great affinity for that music, yet I never lived that life myself

Bob Blank,, 9 March 2010

Blank started out as a guitarist in New York in 1973 before producing one of the first 12-inch disco records in 1975, Jimmy Sabater’s “To Be With You.” A year later he opened his own Blank Tape studios and quickly became an essential part for New York music history. He honed the freeform, anarchic visions of August Darnell, Cristina and Lydia Lunch for ZE Records and, with producers Patrick Adams and Greg Carmichael, helped shape the sound of many disco classics.