Friday, March 24, 2006

Sleepy Iowa College Town Produces Platinum Record

The Northern Iowan town of Cedar Falls, whose cityscape provided the setting for Sleeping With The Enemy, will have a new claim to fame this spring. In April the RIAA projects Stone Sour's self-titled debut will sell over one million copies, thus giving the home of the UNI Panthers its first ever platinum record. That's right, Stone Sour, the band fronted by Slipknot's Corey Taylor (pictured), recorded their disc in Cedar Falls at Catamount Recording. Taylor is an Evansdale, Iowa native.

Tom Tatman, studio founder, producer and engineer, as been in the recording business since 1979. He has mixed nearly 300 albums from all genres, including roots-rock, hard rock and jazz. University of Northern Iowa Jazz Band director Chris Merz has recently lauded Tatman's work, saying that “Tom is a very knowledgeable producer; he knows what music should sound like.”

Stone Sour's debut was released in 2002.

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