On this date in 1991, the band, then named Mookie Blaylock, entered London Bridge Studios in Seattle, with producer Rick Paras, to record its debut album. A few tracks had been previously recorded at London Bridge in January, but only “Alive” was carried over from that session.
The album sessions were quick and lasted only a month, mainly due to the band having already written most of the material for the record. “Porch”, “Deep”, “Why Go”, and “Garden” were recorded first during the album sessions, since everything else had been previously recorded during demo sessions at some point.
Here’s how Jeff has described recoding Ten:
"We went to Michael Goldstone at Sony and said, ‘We don’t want to spend a lot of money making this record, we want to get out and play, do it the way we’re comfortable, doing it with somebody local.’ There were two sessions at London Bridge in Seattle, probably of a day or two each, and after that we went in to record the record proper, because we had four or five new songs – “Deep”, “Jeremy” and “Porch” were probably the last three…. It happened pretty quick. I remember there being a lot of snow on the ground, which is pretty rare for Seattle. We were stuck in the city, stuck in our basement."
appreciation post for Anthony and Eddie’s onstage kiss at the VMA’s…also notice how Eddie wipes his mouth because of the pie cream that got on it when Anthony smooched him (loved that Ant low-fived/back-patted everyone else, hahaa)
josh homme is like:
- 67% cigarettes
- 28% carrots.
- 5% leather jackets
Leonardo DiCaprio suffers an acute state of maladjustment during the Unscripted interview for Inception, 2010
Your heart is hurting. So the last thing you need is to listen to sad songs of love lost, played on a plaintive little ukulele by none other than Eddie Vedder. Has he no mercy? Still, you take in every note, every word on his new album, “Ukulele Songs,” and then settle in to talk with Vedder, admitting you’re a bit of a mess. “You really heard the record then,” Vedder says, kindly, and then suggests you buy a ukulele and try to strum the soreness out of your soul.