Official work on the cast recording of “All That Jaws” can finally be said to have been started after a delay of some five months and change. Fourteen hours of back-breaking recording were logged this past Sunday by the ATJ rhythm section in an attempt to get “Carcharodon Carcharias” – a song that will eventually feature the vocals of Brody, Ellen, and Hooper – at least partially “in the can.” The recording took place at Music Director Tyrone Merriner’s Analog Cabin in Wrightwood, CA. on a recording device that scientists say dates all the way back to the EARLY SEVENTIES! This machine helped to produce some clear, wonderful, bone-crunching playbacks on the various takes but we soon began to realize that this fickle old beast would require more finessing than we had originally planned on. Of course, by then it was 2 in the morning and Tyrone had to run out to Italy for a few things.
So, as soon as Tyrone comes back into town with the keys (tentatively scheduled for late December) we will be sending out a call to all ATJ alumni to come enjoy a retreat up in the mountains.
Cast may be wise to bring along heavy clothes, long underwear, boots, poles, and skis.