R. Stevie Moore, aka the Godfather of Home Recording, or often just RSM, is the legend known and unknown internationally. RSM has indefatigably composed, recorded, and released his own music on vinyl, cassette, CD-R, and digitally decades before the DIY esthetic entered mainstream consciousness. Championed by the likes of Tim Burgess (Charlatans), Jason Falkner (Beck, Jellyfish, the Grays), Albert Hammond Jr. (the Strokes), and Ariel Pink among many, many others, the home recording pioneer’s body of work and genius speaks for itself. That being said, we’ve relished the privilege of touching base with Mr. Moore now and then to document aspects of his legacy directly from the source.
Since his 1977 self-released classic You Think You Really Know Me, Gary Wilson has spent a lifetime building a fervent underground audience around the world. Esteemed artists Beck, Questlove, Earl Sweatshirt, Peanut Butter Wolf, Tyler the Creator, the Residents, Foxygen, Dam Funk, Black Lips, and Ariel Pink have all cited Gary Wilson as a like-minded creative force or source of inspiration. In the summer of 2013, Gary was included in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition entitled PUNK:Chaos to Couture, and in recent years the DIY home recording legend has graced the pages of The New York Times and The New Yorker. While Gary could easily and justifiably rest on his proverbial laurels, he continues to perform internationally, release rare material from his back catalog, and diligently compose, record, and release new music.