5 days at James Iha's studio (Stratosphere) having the best time imaginable with one of my favorite bands on earth... the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. There was such a buzz in the air!
We set it up so Karen could sing her vocals live from a room up above the control room... so she could look down through a large window and see Brian and Nick going wild in the main recording area below.
Things got really crazy!... I don't think she had ever had that view of Brian thumping his drums. He looked like some giant maniac insect. The control room was shaking from Miss O jumping up and down, giggling, and crazy noises. Glad to say it was all captured on tape.
Fuck, I missed my flight! Arrived 4 hours late to start rehearsals... How very unprofessional!
Berlin! What a city, I wanna move here NOW! We worked at the Old Hansa Studio where Bowie did Low, Heroes, and Scary Monsters, Iggy did Lust for Life, and U2 did Achtung!
Quite an adventure. We recorded some very loud raw sounding tracks and lots of rolling around and laughing was done. Supergrass is the funniest band I've ever worked with. I love 'em! After a month in Berlin, we flew to LA and mixed 1/2 the LP at Seedy Underbelly Studios. We will finish mixing the rest in August.
NEXT... off to London for another adventure with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds... this time in a private studio Im not allowed to mention cos it's Private! Nuf Said !
All I can say is... that Warren's Beard is out of control and he has THINGS living in it, Jim's Beard is fantastic!, Nick's Mustache is worthy of a mexican porn star.
The album is VERY GOOD, and grooves like a mothafukker !
Stay tuned for more...