||I think we
had a working title of "Strummer", I think because it did start off
as a kind of a strummy, acoustic feel. But I think the intent for that
song was to be kind of a dance beat. I know Richard Dashut and I had
been driving around from town to town during those days and had heard
Jive Talking by the Bee Gees. And we really liked the feel of that, and
they had a rolling kind of thing behind it. That was always my intention
for the feel that it should have. And I think eventually we got there.
We did accomplish that. Mick's first inclination of the drum feel was
to go more folky. He had kind of a press role, a loose pattern, an Irish
approach, which was a more literal approach of what the song really was
and what it was giving off in its initial stages. It had quite a few
interesting textures on it. A lot of people remarked on the snare sound,
which was kind of ringy and thin. It wasn't exactly what was
considered state of the art and it was kind of retro...and that was
cool. We also had a percussive roll that was from the seat of a
nawgahide chair that was sitting around in the studio.
definitely found yourself doing things that were off the wall. Some
things worked, some didn't.
have always been something that interested me.
||We did well
with our furniture! (laughs)