|| I think
it was a really an interesting collaboration of forces. It started off
as a song of Christine's called "Keep Me There" and much of that
did not end up being the song. We had the tag ending to the song.
with whatever Chris had formulated and then basically ended up hitting a
brick wall. And it felt like the whole thing was just never gonna work.
They all got this revelation, and suddenly it just made sense, like a
||I came in one
day, and said why don't we just remove the verses? And we can do some
sort of measurement of what the tape is, and do a reverse count back
from there to create a metronome to play to, and once we have the blank
tape in we can figure out what we want to put in there! Mick or I laid
down the kick drum that gave us a start point. Eventually I started
fooling with the dobro and that became the foundation for what was
written over that. The 3 part harmony of listen to the wind blow was a
collaboration of the three writers.
Stevie, Lindsey and myself sitting in my den and doing the 3 parts.
Lindsey with his guitar and trying to figure out the chords things to go
underneath the vocals.
||I had written
another song. The whole "running in the shadows" tthing. And Lindsey
said can we use this? So of course I said yes, so it was funny that I
had that melody and those words or it never would've happened.
more prone to see different pieces of things. Not only in his own
songwriting, but in the girls' songwriting and picking parts out
||We were able
to think of tape as a very plastic, cinematic and abstract way. Just to
come up with pieces of music we could treat as pieces of film, and we
came up with something that was truly a communal effort.
that great solo of John's (hums the bass solo) and it was like the
monsters are coming! And we all loved that.
||That was an
Olympic fretless bass on a stainless fretboard with a pick. And I was
just messin about in the studio and I just played the riff. Chris said, Oh! I like that!, So we kept it in. If I had my way, I would've
brought the band in a little earlier on the ending it tends to stand
out and look a little lonely out there, but it seems to work.
change it now John, you'd break too many people©s hearts! (laughs)
||I guess we
must've just loved that bass part so much to do something with it. And
Lindsey raved and put that guitar solo on it.
||It's one of
the best examples of how things can work from a different point of view.
The collaboration of the band brought it back to the shape it©s now
in. It's one of those songs that could've ended up in the dust bin,
and it didn't.