|Producing this album was an intense but rewarding experience. I’ve heard these guys work described as “athletic rock” and that’s just about right. I’ve uploaded a couple of samples below.
We decided we wanted a marching sound to bring in the “Rock Until You Drop” track so we mike’d up the toilet floor next to the studio and went in there and marched. It wasn’t right though. We needed a gravel pit or different footwear.
I took a coffee break to ponder the problem and then it struck me. The disposable plastic coffee cups had just that crunch factor we needed. We spread a hundred or so and stomped on them at the tempo that the track was to be. We then did several takes but had to keep replenishing the cups as they could not withstand the punishment. In the end we used the entire supply of three thousand. the next day the studio boss was well pissed off but, hey, you can’t make a cake without breaking eggs!
Rock Until You Drop (listen)
Wiped Out (listen)
These guys were so over the top that I refused to produce the album non stop. Instead I opted for a three day week to give me time to recover between sessions
Raven – fooling about during the making of “Rock Till You Drop”