Q:Oh man, that tech info for Don't Let's Start is magnificient. As a wannabe audio engineer, I love reading stuff like that. Would you be so kind as to share anything more like it? Possibly for the John Henry album? I love the way that album sounds, especially the bass and the drums. A Self Called Nowhere is, in my mind, a perfect sounding song.
JF: Well, as a recording John Henry is a very straight ahead, high end production. In terms of tech, it might actually be the most traditional album we ever made with very few drum machines or midi keys. Except for lead vocals, it was the whole band recorded live. Everything was tracked to 2” 24 track machines and mixed on great sounding boards with a great engineer named Ed Thacker. (And the demos didn’t hurt!)
Q:So how come you guys each use your off hands for the Avatars?
JF: It just seemed to work better.
Q:To me Man, It's So Loud In here will always be Mink Car's opening track. I'm guessing it has to do with what the record labels want, but is there any other reasoning behind the difference in track listings on the international versions of this album?
Some labels in far away markets had different opinions.
Til My Head Falls Off from Factory Showroom live!
Q:Why is this blog "TMBG are OK" and not "TMBG might be OK"?
The title came up very casually. There are a lot of “fuck yeah” blogs on tumblr, so we figured “are OK” was a little more down to earth.
Q:I love you guys. That's not a question.
I Can Hear You performed live for the Jon Stewart Millennium Special