Prehab's Great Texas Adventure Part IV
Wikipedia describes Sonic Ranch studios as a world class recording facility located 30 miles east of El Paso. It is located in the town of Tornillo Texas. There are five world-class studios on a 1,700-acre pecan orchard which borders the Rio Grande and Mexico. Located 30 miles east of El Paso, Texas in the border town of Tornillo, there are five houses on the property where artists stay while recording. The studio was founded in 1989 by the current owner/director Tony Rancich around a large traditional Spanish hacienda, was built in the late 1930s, with pine-tree vigas as the ceiling structure.
Rolling into Tornillo ( Population 1500 ) was like taking a trip back in time. If you ever happen to make it there and you have an itch to go shopping you have two choices. The Dollar Store or Checker Auto Parts. There is not even a gas station. The roads aren’t paved and you can forget about anything resembling street lights. In other words it was perfect for the band to hunker down and get to work on the music without any distractions. Blazing down the dirt road to the old ranch we had no clue how amazing this place would be.