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 Home is where I want to be
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Jerry Harrison Timeline PDF Print E-mail

Chronologic biography as published on garageband.com

    1949
Born Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    1964-1967
High school bands.
    1971
Joined Modern Lovers
    1972
Graduated from Harvard, Magna plus cum laude: summa cum laude within one's major. Recorded record that became "The Modern Lovers."
    1973
Modern Lovers record further tracks which are found on various retrospective albums.
    1974
Modern Lovers break up. Taught design at Harvard. Began working for Cambridge Computer Associates.
    1975
"The Modern Lovers" released by Berserkeley Records. Recorded "Night Lights" with Elliot Murphy. Toured the US and Canada with Elliot Murphy's band. 
    1976
Began Graduate School of Design architecture school at Harvard.
    1977
Joined Talking Heads. Recorded "Talking Heads '77." Toured England and Europe with the Ramones, toured the US.
    1978
Recorded "More Songs About Buildings and Food." Toured the world with Talking Heads.
    1979
Recorded "Fear of Music." Designed album cover for "Fear of Music," which was a GRAMMY nomination for best album cover design. More touring.
    1980
Recorded "Remain In Light." More touring. Recorded "The Escalators, a funk/punk band with Busta Jones and Dolette MacDonald. Put together the expanded Talking Heads band with Adrian Belew, Bernie Worrell, Busta, Dolette, and Steve Scales. More touring.
    1981
Recorded solo record: "The Red and the Black." Helped David Byrne with "The Catherine Wheel. Helped with the mix of "The Name of this Band is Talking Heads."Touring.
    1982
Recorded "Speaking In Tongues." Helped coordinate the manufacture of the Robert Rauschenberg cover for "Speaking in Tongues." The cover won the GRAMMY for best album cover. Touring. for "Speaking in Tongues." Busta Jones, Adrian Beleu, and Dolette MacDonald left. Alex Weir, Lynn Mabry and Edna Holt join band.
    1983
"Stop Making Sense Tour." Record "Stop Making Sense" album. Film "Stop Making Sense" film. Began writing and recording "Casual Gods." Wrote, performed, and produced: Bonzo Goes To Washington's: "5 Minutes" with Bootsey Collings.
    1984
Editing of "Stop Making Sense" film, mixing of "Stop Making Sense" album. Began helping set up for film: "True Stories."
    1985
Recorded "Little Creatures." Produced: Elliot Murphy: "Milwaukee," the Violent Femmes: "The Blind Leading the Naked," and It's Immaterial: "Drivin' Away From Home.
    1986
Recorded "True Stories." Filmed videos for scenes in "True Stories." The video for "Wild, Wild Life" wins MTV award for best video. Continued recording and mixing of my second solo record:"Casual Gods." Produced Fine Young Cannibals: "Ever Fallen In Love" for the film "Something Wild." "Man With a Gun" and "Cherokee Chief" from "Casual Gods" are also in "Something Wild."
    1987
Recorded "Naked." Produced the Bodeans: "In Side Looking Out." Finished "Casual Gods."
    1988
Released "Naked" and "Casual Gods," directed video for the song "Rev It Up," and toured with the Casual Gods Band.
    1989
Wrote songs and recorded "Walk On Water," my third solo record.
    1990
Released "Walk on Water," toured in support.
    1991
Produced: Live's: "Mental Jewelry" (platinum), one third of Poi Dog Pondering's: "Vole, Vole," Pure's: "Purefenalia". Joined: advisory board of MicroUnity Engineering.
    1992
Produced: Psychofunkubus': "Skin." and Billy Goat: "Bush Roaming Mammals"
    1993
Produced: Crash Test Dummies': "God Shuffled His Feet" (world wide sales: 6 million), Live's: "Throwing Copper" (world wide sales: 9 million.)
    1994
Produced: Fatima Mansions: "Lost In the Former West," Black 47: "Home Of The Brave", and General Public
    1995
Recorded: "No Talking Just Head" with Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth from Talking Heads. The album featured various vocal performances from among others Andy Partridge (ETC), Michael Hutchence (INXS), Debbie Harry (Blondie), Ed Kowalczyk (Live), Jeanette Napoitano (Concrete Blonde), Gavin Friday, Gordon Gano (Violent Femmes). Produced the Verve Pipe's: "Villains"(platinum), Bog Men's: "Life Begins at 40 Million", and Please: "Here It Comes It Again." Joined advisory board of Liquid Audio.
    1996
Produced: Big Head Todd and the Monsters: "Beautiful World", Rusted Root's: "Remember", Outsiders': "Nerurotic Outsiders". Released "No Talking Just Head" and toured in support of the album. Joined MicroUnity board of directors.
    1997
Produced: Mayfield 4's: "Fallout", Noella Hutton's: "Noella Hutton" and the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band's: "The Trouble Is." (Platinum) "Blue on Black" the lead single from the album was number one on rock radio for seventeen weeks which is the record for most consecutive weeks.
    1998
Produced most of Stroke 9's: "Nasty Little Thoughts," Foo Fighters: "Walking After You," Mark Lizotte's yet unnamed album, Bijou Phillip's: "I'd rather Eat Glass, " and began producing Live's: "The Distance to Us."
    1999
Finished producing Live's: "The Distance to Us" and Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band's: "Live On." Produced No Doubt's: "New." Co-founded garageband.com.

 

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