CAVEMAN! Produced by Kevin Shirley

"What does a Record Producer do?"

I started writing my reminiscences after so many people asked me "What does a Record Producer do?", "Do you actually get to meet the stars?", "How was it working with Jimmy Page?", "Why do you and Steven Tyler have a little acrimony between you?", "Is Steve Perry a nice guy?", etc., etc.

So, instead of only regaling the tales for the bands, and subsequently retelling them for my long-suffering engineers, I embraced the cathartic task of writing them down - very tongue-in-cheek. Now I'm not pretending to be Tom Robbins (my favorite author), but I wish he'd write more, so you'd have more amazing stories to read. In the meantime, there are 4 chapters of my writings at top right.

Please leave comments, as I need all the help I can get.

The correct sequence of the chapters is:

1. Chapter 1 * New York City - November 1996 * Aerosmith
2. Chapter 5 * Innocence Lost
3. Chapter 19 * My First Visit To America * The Lime Spiders
4. Chapter 28 * Nashville, TN - July 1994 * The Divinyls

The rest of the book has both life stories, and chapters on Rush, Dream Theater, Silverchair, Journey, Led Zeppelin, The Black Crowes, Iron Maiden, H.I.M, Bon Jovi, Slayer and many others.

I do hope you enjoy these.......

Kind Regards,
Kevin Shirley
March 2007