Mark Angelo Lusardi, brother of the famous glamour model Linda Lusardi, was a pioneer of UK dub who’d honed his skills in London’s Gooseberry Sound Studios
recording with the likes of Dennis Bovell
, Creation Rebel
and Prince Far I
in the late 70s. He would later set up his own Mark Angelo Studios
which, amongst its other clients, included the leading Reggae label Greensleeves
, with Lusardi working, most notably, on Clint Eastwood & General Saint
’s ‘Two bad DJ' (1983). His long-time association with maverick British bassist, Jah Wobble
, goes right back to his time with Public Image Ltd.
Lusardi also worked with P.I.L
and Sex Pistols
- a good example of the links between punk and reggae at that time.
In the mid-90s he developed an outboard EQ / filtering device called “The Mutator”, used by numerous recording artists including Massive Attack
, William Orbit
, and Daft Punk