James McKenty was just getting his new studio up and running....he hadn't recorded a full band in there yet. We contacted him right around this time and told him we had a tune we wanted to record. He was concerned somewhat about recording full bands there because of his neighbours and the noise level. He wanted to give it a try and hope for the best. We brought our 6 piece band in....he got us all set up. I don't think he had heard the tune yet. He positioned himself at the controls, the way he's set up in there his back is turned to face his mixing board when you are recording. He said, "ok we're all good to go....whenever you're ready" and he turned around. We launched into this song and played it straight through, 1 take....it was ferocious, loud, power....just like it sounds. I remember we did the sharp cut ending, and James slowly spinned around in his swivel chair to face us. The look on his face....priceless.
It was a good one to gauge his neighbours reaction on to be sure. He is recording full bands in there all the time now.
Tight lip tight grip
Make him do a backflip
Cold eyed cold shoulder
Man he's looking so much older
Tiptoeing around you so he don't have to talk to you
'Cause every time he talks to you it seems to him he bothers you
Stands at the door
Stares at the floor
He better sit down, shut up
Let you do your makeup
Don't talk, don't speak
Only makes you sound weak
Hands up in exasperation only adds to your frustration
Cannot meet your expectation don't deserve an explanation