30 Years Ago: EXCEL record Split Image (Thrash/Hardcore Crossover)

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30 Years Ago: EXCEL record Split Image (Thrash/Hardcore Crossover)

During this month in 1987 EXCEL were recording their debut album at Baby-O Studios in Hollywood, California.
The album was co-produced by Randy Burns (POSSESSED, MEGADETH, NUCLEAR ASSAULT and many others).

Well, the thing that really made the mark on us, as far as getting Randy Burns on the first record is the fact that he did the first Suicidal Tendencies. And old punk rock comp. "Hell Comes To Your House". As far as anything else, we never really listened to anything else like Megadeth, maybe the first Possessed he did, which we listened to. We just met him and he was a really nice guy. We get along really good. We were looking to see who was gonna do it, so it's not like a lot of other people who have him do it just to have his name on the record. But it's more like, we're friends with him and he knows how we wanna sound. The way we sound on record is the way we sound in the studio, he just puts it together to get a representation.
- Shaun Ross / Excel interview, Ripping Headaches #12, 1990