I love behind the scene videos. Any chance I can get a sneak peek of what/how the pros and your heroes get things done. It’s always a combination of unattainable awe of gear/skill with feeling good because things are sometimes reachable. I wanted to talk about this video where Dinosaur Jr. talk about recording the LP Farm. This is a perfect example of the combination. Seeing J. Mascis using his great gear, vintage rack gear, yet recording in a house, where a lot of people that read this blog have done.
Check it out this video from In The Studio:
After watching this, I was blown away when they talked about recording the earlier records. I was so surprised that J. Mascis wrote ALL the parts including drums and bass, then Lou Barlow and Murph would learn the parts, and finally record the finished product.
As a contributing band member myself, I learned early on, that it’s a fantastic feeling when the “sum is greater than the parts” is proven. When I was in earlier bands, I always wanted to write the guitar parts, including the other guitarist parts. When I matured I learned to trust the members. I then would be in awe of ideas/riffs that were so much better than I could ever think of.
I was happy to hear that for Farm, J, let things go a little. But then again, J. Mascis, is sort of a genius in my opinion, and hella talented.
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