recorded this album at Ford Lane Studio in Ford, West
Sussex, England, during June and July 2005. Ford is a
typical English village. Its only claim to fame is its
prison. There is only one pub, the excellent Ship and
Anchor, where we were made most welcome. God only knows
how many hours we sat outside composing/getting pissed
on their fantastic local ales and cider while waiting
for Rob to do some technical shit back at the studio. I
heartily recommend this pub.
Ford Lane Studio is actually managed by an old friend of
ours Dave Burholt, or Big Dave as we call him. He and
Caveman Dave used to be in a band together. The studio
itself is set in an old farm and the whole vibe of the
place is very laid back. It suited us perfectly. There
are no distractions, no other bands coming and going and
nobody poking their noses in wanting to know "how
you're getting on lads".
Mind you, having said that, I was there one evening with
Del and Rob when Rob was just about to put a guitar
track on 'Have and Have Nots'. He seemed to be having a
problem getting a good wah-wah sound from his pedal when
in walked the owner of the studio with some prospective
clients. The prospective client was a young guitarist
with obviously rich parents, He offered to show Del how
to get the best sound and started playing. We told him
to carry on and recorded it. Fuck knows who he is but
he's on the album now.
Anyway, we are very very happy with the sound of this
album which is obviously down to the studio itself, Rob
the engineer and of course Del's production.