Fulham Palace Road Fulham, London SW6.
Studios started in 1972 as a four track by Gary Wilson
and Clive Tomkinson. Jan 1975 went 16 track. 1978 went 24 track.
"I used to hang out at a music shop in Fulham, and I persuaded
the owners to build a demo studio in the basement, which was
called TW Studios. They didn't know anything about studios --
nor did I, really -- but they took me on to run it, and it proved
a very good way of learning. They put in a couple of Revox machines
and later a TEAC 4-track and an Allen & Heath desk. I was
slung straight in at the deep end, as their in-house engineer,
doing demos for bands that were the real dregs of the earth.
It wasn't frightening, because I was only working with kids
off the street and they'd never been in a studio either. We
used to run a weekly ad in Melody Maker, offering the
studio at £3.50 an hour, and it became so successful that
they made enough money to buy the building next door and open
a second studio -- this time an 8-track."
Winstanley brought in a friend to run the 4-track studio and
moved next door to run the 8-track facility, which was subsequently
upgraded to 16-track to cope with demand. It was at TW that
he first met The Stranglers -- at that stage an unsigned band
who came in to do a few demos.
STUDIOS are tucked away behind a drab shop front off London's
Fulham Palace Road. To gain entry you have to go round the side,
through a used car lot and down three crumbling steps. The building
looks so ramshackle it's difficult to tell whether it's in a
state of terminal collapse or whether it's being shored up at
the eleventh hour. Chas
Sounds, 17 September
- MCI JH440 - 28/24 -
3M M79 24 track
at TW Studios :
Norvegicus - The Stranglers
Dec 20, 1976-Jan 28, 1977
Stranglers : 999
Jam 4 tracks Recorded on the 1st March 1975
Stranglers : No More Heroes
February and July 1977
: Orgasm Addict Sept.
Generation X : Generation X 1978
Joe Jackson : I'm The Man 1979
The Specials : Specials Summer 1979