With our second album, Funeral Genius, out and making the rounds (Popa’s Tunes , Rust Magazine, Those Who Dig and Ear to the Ground), I’ve been thinking of our first album, 99 Cent Dreams, and how it almost didn’t happen. Basically as soon as we laid down the basic skeletal tracks, our band fell apart.
Our bass player at the time, was pushing and pushing for us to record, Mark and I weren’t sure we were ready. That bassist’s tracks didn’t actually make it on the final recording. He booked a gig with another band the same weekend of the recording and rushed his playing, all the tempos had to be sorted out and replayed by our friend Dan.
Then our drummer let us know he could only commit to two weekends of recording and then he was done with the band.
So things started to fall apart as we were laying it down.