Up and about. We rehearse in the afternoon and go over all the songs. Eat -then in the evening Brian and we go over particular songs and everything looks good for us to start recording tomorrow. We talk much afterwards. He has a much different approach to recording than a lot of people - especially John Wicks. We'll cut mostly live and even try to save some of Rod's "scratch" vocal tracks. Lots of amp changes etc. To bed.
John Wicks worked with us on the first two Milkmen albums in Philadelphia. By "scratch" vocals I mean that usually the singer sings along for the basic tracking with the thought that they don't have to worry about the finer details of singing while the band gets the precise drums, guitar and bass parts down - then the singer gets to sing on top of the completed music tracks at another time over several days/weeks. Brian wanted Rodney to try to nail some of the songs while we played to get a whole live band sound. Brian loved old tube amps and he had some of the oldest, junkiest equipment that made some really beautiful sounds.Posted by Dean at December 9, 1986 10:47 PM