Joe Chiccarelli

Joe Chiccarelli

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Born in Boston, producer Joe Chiccarelli got his first taste of the studio through a cousin who owned Boston's Fleetwood Studio. Chiccarelli moved west in the late '70s where he scored an assistant engineer gig at L.A.'s Cherokee Studios. As often happens within the studio world, Chiccarelli caught his break when he happened to be at the right place at the right time (or the wrong place at the wrong time, depending on who you ask). As Cherokee's resident flack, Chiccarelli was assigned to assist difficult clients such as Frank Zappa, who was known for moodiness, being demanding, and keeping late hours. When Zappa's main engineer got held up and couldn't make it to the studio, Zappa upgraded Chiccarelli from assistant to engineer. The album Sheik Yerbouti was a giant step forward for the young studio man, and from there Chiccarelli went on to engineer several other Zappa discs, such as Joe's Garage and Baby Snakes, as well as produce groups like Oingo Boingo and the American Music Club.
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Joe Chiccarelli Discography

Remix

Frank Zappa Frank Zappa - Sheik Yerbouti (Album) CBS UK 1979 Sell This Version
Patty Brard Patty Brard - You're In The Pocket (Album) Ultraphone Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
SSQ Synthicide SSQ - Synthicide (Single) EMI America, Enigma Records (3) Canada 1983 Sell This Version
SSQ Synthicide SSQ - Playback (Album) EMI America Canada 1983 Sell This Version
6.25 434 Patty Brard Patty Brard - You're In The Pocket(LP, Album) Ultraphone 6.25 434 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
The Textones Midnight Mission (Specially Remixed Version) The Textones - Midnight Mission / Upset Me (Single) Gold Mountain US 1984 Sell This Version
SPRO 9400 The Del-Lords* The Del-Lords* - How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live(12", Promo, Single) EMI America SPRO 9400 US 1985 Sell This Version
U2 Happiness Is A Warm Gun (The Gun Mix) (as Joe Chicarelli) U2 - Last Night On Earth (Maxi, Single) Island Records UK 1997 Sell This Version
AVDD-20221 Namie Amuro Dreaming I Was Dreaming (Congratulations) (as Joe Chicarelli) Namie Amuro - Dreaming I Was Dreaming(CD, Mini, Single, Enh) Avex Trax AVDD-20221 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
U2 Happiness Is A Warm Gun (The Gun Mix) (as Joe Chicarelli) U2 - The Best Of 1990-2000 & B-Sides (Comp) Island Records, Island Records Canada 2002 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

530827-6 Jason Mraz I Won’t Give Up and 1 more… Jason Mraz - Love Is A Four Letter Word(17xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Atlantic 530827-6 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 2012
Alanis Morissette Alanis Morissette - Havoc And Bright Lights (Album) Columbia SevenOne Music Italy 2012 Sell This Version
Keaton Henson Don't Swim and 1 more… Keaton Henson - Birthdays (Album) Oak Ten Records UK 2013 Sell This Version
Broken Social Scene Please Take Me With You and 2 more… Broken Social Scene - Hug Of Thunder (Album) Arts & Crafts Canada 2017 Sell This Version
FCLP3058, FCLP-3058 Dan Kelly (8) Dan Kelly (8) - NHL 50 Years(LP, Album) Fleetwood Communications, Fleetwood Communications FCLP3058, FCLP-3058 US Unknown Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

Robert Williams* Robert Williams* - Late One Night (Album) A&M Records, A&M Records US 1982 Sell This Version
Various Turn On Me (Exclusive Clint Mansell Remix) Various - Causes 1 (Comp) Waxploitation US 2007 Sell This Version
Alanis Morissette Alanis Morissette - Havoc And Bright Lights (Album) Columbia SevenOne Music Italy 2012 Sell This Version

Production

SP-12401 Robert Williams* Robert Williams* - Buy My Record(12", EP) A&M Records SP-12401 US 1981 Sell This Version
SP-4904 Willie Phoenix Willie Phoenix - Willie Phoenix(LP, Album) A&M Records SP-4904 US 1982 Sell This Version
Robert Williams* Robert Williams* - Late One Night (Album) A&M Records, A&M Records US 1982 Sell This Version
Oingo Boingo Oingo Boingo - Private Life (Single) A&M Records US 1982 Sell This Version
Various Goodbye, Goodbye Various - Fast Times At Ridgemont High • Music From The Motion Picture (Comp, Album) Full Moon, Asylum Records US 1982 Sell This Version
Oingo Boingo Oingo Boingo - Nothing To Fear (Album) A&M Records, I.R.S. Records Canada 1982 Sell This Version
2504, 2504-S Oingo Boingo Oingo Boingo - Whole Day Off(7", Mono, Promo) A&M Records, A&M Records, I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records 2504, 2504-S US 1982 Sell This Version