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Pachyderm Studios' Cannon Falls property for sale

Pachyderm Studios' Cannon Falls property for sale
Photo via Edina Realty

Pachyderm Studios, best known as the recording site of Nirvana's final studio album, In Utero, as well as the place where dozens of local bands holed up in the early- to mid-'90s to record their work, has gone out of business once and for all and the property is now for sale.


The last time we heard anything about Pachyderm was back in March of 2009 when former City Pages staff writer David Hansen wrote a lengthy narrative about the studio's mythological past and shaky future . The studio's original owner had long since abandoned the property, and it was being managed by "mortgage broker, talent agent, and real estate magnate" Matt Mueller, who at the time was barely able to keep the business afloat and seemed disenchanted by the music industry in general.


Now, according to a listing on the Edina Realty website, you can buy the 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom house and the 6-acre Canon Falls property for about $300K.

Pachyderm Studios' Cannon Falls property for sale

For reference, here is a list of some of the most notable local and national albums recorded at Pachyderm (you can browse the full list on the studio's outdated website). Fun fact: Trip Shakespeare's Lulu was the first album to be recorded at Pachyderm.

Nirvana, In Utero

Various Artists, No Alternative

Live, Throwing Copper

Soul Asylum, Grave Dancers Union

PJ Harvey, Rid of Me

Mudvayne, The End of All Things to Come

The Jayhawks, Hollywood Town Hall

They Might Be Giants, Severe Tire Damage

Son Volt, Straightaways

Grant Hart, Good News for Modern Man

Nova Mob, Nova Mob

Mason Jennings, Century Spring

Wedding Present, Sea Monsters

Golden Smog, On Golden Smog

Joe Henry, Fireman's Wedding

Gear Daddies, Billy's Live Bait

Superchunk, Foolish

Babes in Toyland, Fontanelle

Honeydogs, Seen a Ghost

Greg Brown, Covenant

Pieta Brown, Pieta Brown

Phil Heywood, Local Joe

Arcwelder, Xerxes

Slim Dunlap, Times Like This

Tina & the B-Sides, Monster

Stuart Davis, Stuart Davis

Zuzu's Petals, Music of Your Life

Sheila E, Sex Cymbal

Trip Shakespeare, Volt

Big Wu, Tool for Evening

Flipp, Flipp

The Bad Plus, Prog


For an even deeper look at Pachyderm's storied place in the pantheon of rock history, here is more information than you ever thought you wanted or needed about the recording of Nirvana's In Utero.

Now let's find a rich person to buy up this place and Prince's soon-to-be-foreclosed Chanhassen property and make a nice little Minnesota music history collector's set, shall we?



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