Glen “Spot” Lockett, legendary producer for Black Flag and Misfits, dead at 72

Author Hernan Osuna - 6.3.2023

Glen “SPOT” Lockett, the legendary punk producer and engineer behind SST Records who worked with bands such as Black Flag, Misfits and Hüsker Dü, has died at 72.

The longtime engineer had been battling fibrosis before he suffered a stroke several months earlier and ultimately passed away on Saturday in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

Former SST Records co-owner Joe Carducci broke the news of Lockett’s death in a statement through Facebook, saying that “his nurse told me he woke up alright but later showed no pulse and several attempts to revive him failed.” He noted the producer’s preferred name spelling “in all caps with a dot in the middle of the O” and called him “an architect of the natural approach to recording a band in the punk era.”