R.I.P. Iain Burgess

Legendary producer, Iain Burgess (far right in this photo with members of Blatant Dissent) passed away today after losing his fight to pancreatic cancer. Iain Burgess was probably the man most responsible for the “Chicago sound” of 1980s punk rock.

Iain recorded all the big bands in this city back in the day including Big Black, Naked Raygun and countless others. Iain recorded pretty much every Chicago based record that fueled my teenage skateboarding years when I was in high school and this is a tragic loss to the world of music.  Condolences go out to his family, friends, and loved ones, he will truly be missed