Dear Eternal Friends, we’ve done it! Thanks to you, our new album is finally recorded. Many favors were asked and many friendships were tested. The results are far beyond our wildest expectations. I want to thank the many of you who offered the use of your homes for recording. It was a difficult decision but in the end we opted for a house within walking distance of our apartment located near downtown Minneapolis. We have dubbed it the The Ford Plant. Many pictures were taken of the sessions, which lasted 9 days. You can see all those who played on the record on our official Facebook page.
One picture you won’t see there is of our friend, the peerless Max Eider, contributing his guitar part from The United Kinkdom. Imagine our surprise when a man carrying a brief case handcuffed to his wrist appeared at our door late one evening. Refreshingly, the people at Tundra Ducks, Max’s record label, believe in doing things right. The man wouldn’t even accept a tip.
Currently, the songs recorded at our sessions are being mixed and scrutinized at Mystery Lawn Labs in beautiful Sunnyvale CA. There, Allen is using his powerful Altec Studio Speakers, and some sort of crazy tube amplifier, to discern noises not heard since sound engineers at Capitol Records discovered them in the mid-fifties.
After mixes are complete the entire lot, 16 songs my dear friends(!!!!,) will be mastered at a secret location.
Astute watchers of the 1965 site will notice that the donation buttons have been removed from the side bar. This means that the 93 of you who contributed non-charitable donations, and whose faith in us never wavered, have attained a place in musical history, and also are going to get one heckuva deal! A well deserved one at that.
In the coming weeks I will be updating you on our progress. I thank you all again, without your help, etc….