Brian Paulson

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Musician, record producer, and audio engineer from Minnesota, best known for recording albums by Slint, Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt and Wilco.

Paulson grew up in Bemidji, Minnesota, but moved about 200 miles south to Minneapolis after graduating from high school and started playing with Man Sized Action, which released two records, Claustrophobia and Five Story Garage on Bob Mould's Reflex Records label. He made many friends in the Chicago-Minneapolis musical pipeline, touring with reputable producer/recording engineer Steve Albini. Through Albini, Paulson met David Grubbs and eventually worked with him on an album for his band, Bastro.

Paulson's career as a record producer didn't take off until he recorded Slint's now-legendary final album, Spiderland. The album was recorded in Chicago in only four days. Paulson and the band reportedly stayed up all night working to meet the deadline.

Since then, Paulson has worked on albums by Beck, Archers of Loaf, Dinosaur Jr., Polvo, US Maple, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Royal Trux, Superchunk, Rosebuds, Crooked Fingers, Mark Eitzel, Something For Kate, The Spinanes and many others representative of his diverse tastes in music.
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Brian Paulson Discography Tracks

Remix

Brian Paulson - Everything Falls Apart And More album art Hüsker Dü Hüsker Dü - Everything Falls Apart And More (Comp) Rhino Records (2) Europe 1993 Sell This Version

Vocals

BMI02 Brian Paulson - This album art Tiltawhirl Tiltawhirl - This(LP, Album) Big Money Inc. BMI02 US 1989 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Brian Paulson - Intuition album art Caroline Peyton Caroline Peyton - Intuition (Album) Bar-B-Q Records US 1977 Sell This Version
Brian Paulson - Five Story Garage album art Man Sized Action Man Sized Action - Five Story Garage (Album) Reflex Records (5) US 1984 Sell This Version
TTR 8681 Brian Paulson - Big Hits Of Mid-America, Volume IV album art Various Driving The Dynamite Truck Various - Big Hits Of Mid-America, Volume IV(LP, Comp) Twin/Tone Records TTR 8681 US 1986 Sell This Version
T&G#75 Brian Paulson - Call It A Day album art Brick Layer Cake Brick Layer Cake - Call It A Day(12", EP) Touch And Go T&G#75 UK & US 1991 Sell This Version
Brian Paulson - Pull album art Arcwelder Finish My Song Arcwelder - Pull (Album) Touch And Go UK 1993 Sell This Version
Brian Paulson - Tragedy - Tragedy album art Brick Layer Cake Brick Layer Cake - Tragedy - Tragedy (Album) Touch And Go US 1994 Sell This Version
Brian Paulson - Within The Curve Of An Arm album art Crowsdell Floridian Lamb Crowsdell - Within The Curve Of An Arm (Album) Big Cat UK 1997 Sell This Version
Brian Paulson - Weird Tales album art Golden Smog Keys Golden Smog - Weird Tales (Album) Rykodisc USA & Canada 1998 Sell This Version
VRCD 2446 Brian Paulson - Keys album art Golden Smog Keys Golden Smog - Keys(CD, Single, Promo) Rykodisc VRCD 2446 US 1998 Sell This Version
COMM 56CD Brian Paulson - II album art Idyll Swords Idyll Swords - II(CD) Communion Label COMM 56CD US 2000 Sell This Version
YEP 2020, none Brian Paulson - Def Needle In Tomorrow album art The Comas (2) The Comas (2) - Def Needle In Tomorrow(CD, Album, Enh) Yep Roc Records, Plastique Recording Co. YEP 2020, none US 2000 Sell This Version
Brian Paulson - Down With Wilco: A Tragedy In Three Halfs album art The Minus 5 The Minus 5 - Down With Wilco: A Tragedy In Three Halfs (Album) Cooking Vinyl, Yep Roc Records UK 2003 Sell This Version
CD-SFR-6501 Brian Paulson - Songs For Sixty Five Roses album art Various Mower (as B. Paulson) Various - Songs For Sixty Five Roses(CD, Comp) Songs For Sixty Five Roses CD-SFR-6501 US 2006 Sell This Version
NB-02 Brian Paulson - Music For POMS album art Mac McCaughan Mac McCaughan - Music For POMS(Cass, Album, Ltd, Num, Pin) Not On Label NB-02 US 2016 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

TTR 8681 Brian Paulson - Big Hits Of Mid-America, Volume IV album art Various Driving The Dynamite Truck (as Paulson) Various - Big Hits Of Mid-America, Volume IV(LP, Comp) Twin/Tone Records TTR 8681 US 1986 Sell This Version
Brian Paulson - Kernel album art Seam Driving The Dynamite Truck (as Paulson) Seam - Kernel (EP, Maxi) Touch And Go Germany 1993 Sell This Version

Featuring & Presenting

T&G#75CD Brian Paulson - Call It A Day / Eye For An Eye  - Tooth For A Tooth album art Brick Layer Cake Brick Layer Cake - Call It A Day / Eye For An Eye - Tooth For A Tooth(CD, Comp) Touch And Go T&G#75CD US 1991 Sell This Version

Production

Brian Paulson - Five Story Garage album art Man Sized Action Man Sized Action - Five Story Garage (Album) Reflex Records (5) US 1984 Sell This Version
TRCT 101 Brian Paulson - The Recline & Fall Of Rock & Roll (Part 2) album art The Whole Lotta Loves* The Whole Lotta Loves* - The Recline & Fall Of Rock & Roll (Part 2)(LP, Album) Treasure City Records TRCT 101 US 1985 Sell This Version
TTR 8681 Brian Paulson - Big Hits Of Mid-America, Volume IV album art Various Maraca Club Various - Big Hits Of Mid-America, Volume IV(LP, Comp) Twin/Tone Records TTR 8681 US 1986 Sell This Version
Brian Paulson - Taint Pluribus Taint Unum album art Cows Cows - Taint Pluribus Taint Unum (Album) Treehouse Records (2) US 1987 Sell This Version
TR 008 Brian Paulson - Ex Cathedra album art T.V.B.C. T.V.B.C. - Ex Cathedra(LP) Treehouse Records (2) TR 008 US 1987 Sell This Version
RRRS-013 Brian Paulson - Plan 39 album art Rifle Sport Rifle Sport - Plan 39(7", Single) Ruthless Records (2) RRRS-013 USA & Canada 1987 Sell This Version