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Chris Stamey: The Wonderful Wacky World of an ex-dB

Roy Trakin, Musician, April 1984

SOME ROCKERS start earlier than others. North Carolina native Chris Stamey, for example, was a mere nine years old when he got his first tape recorder on a trip to the 1964 New York World's Fair. With visions of the Unisphere and the General Motors pavilion dancing through his head, he assembled it from a kit on the train ride home. Even at that tender age, wunderkind Stamey was attempting unorthodox and potentially momentous experiments on his two-track Sony 660 with auto-reverse:

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