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Phoenix Mixes "Bankrupt!" on Michael Jackson’s "Thriller" Console

Image courtesy of Glassnote Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Glassnote Records (via ABC News Radio)

Phoenix is hoping that a little of Michael Jackson ’s magic will rub off on their new record.  The band has recently revealed that they purchased and mixed their upcoming album, Bankrupt! , on the same Harrison 4032 solid-state recording console that was used to make Jackson's 1982 hit album, Thriller .

Frontman Thomas Mars says that the band bought the console after guitarist Laurent Brancowitz found it listed on eBay by Clayton Rose , the owner of a recording studio in Fullerton, CA.

"The most mysterious part to me was that no one else -– no nerd or music engineer or memorabilia freak -– seemed to want it," Mars tells The New Yorker .  "There was something a little spooky about [Rose].  He was very pushy.  It seemed like a scam."

Phoenix snatched up the console for $17,000, which was considerably less than its original listing price of $32,000, and shipped it to Paris so they could finish making Bankrupt!

While the band is set to hit the road for a number of tour dates in March, a release date for Bankrupt! has yet to be announced.

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