Finished: 2008 – Refinished: 2011
This song was meant to be a compact and efficient foot-tapper.
Jon wrote this with his band Tragedy Fails. He came to me because he wanted to record a “band version” of this tune.
It had been a long time since I had to “collaborate” with a bass player as a drummer. In all of our other recordings, I always played both. It’s very easy to do both actually. You tend to place bass notes in the same spots you place drum hits.
Recording the cello parts with Sachino was quite a bit of fun as well. He’s one of those guys that you can simply sing a part to, and without missing a beat, he’ll play it exactly how you wanted it on the first try.
This tune was revisited this year because Jon felt like our original version wasn’t quite complete. He wanted to fill it out with some electric guitar parts and he had a few lyric updates. It took a bit of convincing, but I finally relented. We also added the context of the beginning of the song being recorded with a room-mic.
Overall, I’m glad we made the changes. The song is quite a bit more “full” now.