10 Albums Recorded in Fascinatingly Exotic Locations

Einsturzende Neubaten – Stahlmusik

Recorded in… a pillar

As in, yes, an actual pillar — specifically, one that was holding up the Stadtautobahn Bridge in Berlin. According to the band’s record company, “the inner core of the pillar could only be accessed through a crawl space, and candles were lit to monitor oxygen levels. Instrumentation was basic — a crude guitar and amp setup meant the tall singer, Blixa Bargeld, could play and sing if he bent almost double, while percussionist N.U. Unruh pounded two large bricks on oil drums on the walls of the autobahn.”