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The studio where Bad Religion recorded their first demo in January 1980. It was located in The Hollywood & Western Building, also known as The Mayer Building, which is a four-story Art Deco office building located at 5504 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
By the 1970s, the building was being used to produce pornography, and was slowly converted in individual rehearsal studios as the area where the building was located became increasingly crime-ridden and dangerous. The building was used in Double Indemnity, Ruthless People, Hollywood Shuffle, and was a regular shooting location for numerous TV productions. It was also used as a rehearsal studio for such bands as Guns N Roses and White Zombie.
The building was heavily damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake, and was vacant for several years. It has since been renovated.