Michael Happoldt

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Michael "Miguel" Happoldt is an American musician, producer, songwriter, mixing engineer, and label executive. Michael Happoldt_sentence_0

Happoldt was born July 5th 1969 in Atlanta, Georgia and raised between Virginia Beach, Virginia and Lakeland, Florida. Michael Happoldt_sentence_1

Upon graduating High School in 1987 he moved to Carson, California to attend California State University, Dominguez Hills (), where he studied Audio Recording and Music Production. Michael Happoldt_sentence_2

While at he met the alternative rock group The Ziggens. Michael Happoldt_sentence_3

He began recording and producing with the group and eventually joining to record their first album, C0002, at . Michael Happoldt_sentence_4

Inspired by the punk rock and DIY movements of SST Records, BYO and Dischord Records records, in 1989 Happoldt created the logo and label called Skunk Records and released The Ziggens album on cassette. Michael Happoldt_sentence_5

In 1990, Happoldt moved to Long Beach, California, where he met Sublime's Bradley Nowell at a party. Michael Happoldt_sentence_6

Happoldt invited Sublime to make some live-to-dat recordings. Michael Happoldt_sentence_7

Intrigued by The Ziggens cassette release, Brad Nowell played a 4 song demo for Happoldt, which Nowell had recorded before meeting Happoldt, and asked put it out on Skunk Records. Michael Happoldt_sentence_8

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Long Beach Dub Allstars. Michael Happoldt_sentence_10

supergroup Volcano Michael Happoldt_sentence_11

Lucky Boys Confusion, Unwritten Law, Slightly Stoopid, and Long Beach Shortbus. Michael Happoldt_sentence_12

Following Bradley Nowell's 1996 death, Miguel cared for Nowell's Dalmatian, Lou Dog. Michael Happoldt_sentence_13

Lou Dog died on September 17, 2001. Michael Happoldt_sentence_14


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