Hello. Good morning. Hey. Is there tea? Over on the back table. Well, this election looks like a balls-up, doesn't it? I don't even want to think about it. All right, lads, what's on the agenda for today? Did he actually use the word "lads" just now? Did we want to start vocals this morning? Do we have something finished to put vocals on? Yeah, you remember, we were going to outfit the bridge with them just to see what it sounds like. I'm a little hoarse this morning. Don't worry about it, you can't sing anyway. Well, that's nice. I was only taking the piss.
Well, I've got something here I put the finishing touches on last night. All right, let's us hear it. Hold on, I have to tune this. Ow! Bloody thing. Here, use mine. Is your hand all right? I think so. Right, off we go then. That was really nice. You think so? I do, I thought it was quite good. It was good but that one bit sounded a little too Knives Out. And that chord change, that B flat to E7, are you sure there isn't a better way to do that? It just throws me out of the song. What if you add a G in there? You can't add a G; it'll throw off the rhythm. Can't we just adjust the sequencer for that? Can we? We're not going to use a drum track on every song, are we? Don't get upset, Phil. I'm not getting upset; I just asked a simple question. This is going to sound daft, but does anyone think it would be better in waltz time? You're right. I am? Yes, it sounds daft. Erm, let's come back to this later, what do you say? Fine.
I think you should play it the same way you were playing it yesterday. I was! No, you weren't; you took it up about half an octave. What? No, I didn't. Yes you did, you were on E before and now you're on A. Oh, my arse. Can we get a playback from yesterday? Oh, we already listened to the playback. See? Hear that? No, but that's because we adjusted the pitch. Who did that? You did, Thom. Oh. Won't that sound strange when we play it live? Who sodding cares how it sounds live at this point. Did anyone order food?
I'd die for a cigarette. Well, go outside. I can't, it's raining. Good, it'll add minutes to your life. What kind of rock star are you, anyway? A healthy one. Who's Jonny talking to? Who else? He's been on the phone for over a half-hour now. Oi, Jonny! Before we're pensioning, yeah? Did you see that? I know his mother didn't teach him that gesture.
I think it needs to be remixed. I think the bass is too high. That's the first time I've heard you say that, ever. Oh, piss off. Well, shall we give it another go? Hang on. What's the matter? I can't get it to stop doing that. Did you try a different cord? I've tried about three. Bollocks. Do we have any more like this one? We can have it here tomorrow. What about using different pedals? No, it'll change the whole texture of the sound. Well, maybe it'll sound better that way. It won't. Well, let's try it and see.
I told you it wouldn't work. Well, all right, it was worth a shot.
Thom, there's a bloke from the label on the phone. Oh, for god's sake, what now? You going to finish your chicken? As a matter of fact, I am. I swear, I'd like to finish a Guardian crossword just once before I die. Well, let's do something until he comes back. Like what? I don't know, why don't we just start in F minor and take it from there. All right, I'll get on the keyboard. Hahaha! Max Roach, eat your heart out. What was that? What were you just playing? Oh, it was just something we were doing to waste time. Hang on, hang on; I was working on something yesterday—where's my bloody notebook? This one? Who used my notebook for a beer coaster? Jonny did. Oh, bollocks, Colin. All right, shut up, shut up; can you remember what that was? Um, not really. I do; it was this, wasn't it? Oh, right, there you go. And then Phil was doing that bit with the brushes; right, that's it! All right, I'm just going to come in with this bit I wrote. Okay, we're recording! See, that wasn't bad at all, was it? I think we've got something there. All right, well, that'll be something we can work on tomorrow. I hope the traffic's cleared up a bit since this morning. Did you get stuck on the bridge as well? Just behind it. All right, see everyone tomorrow.
Aren't you going, then? Oh, well, I thought I'd just stick around for a bit and see if I could work on this a little more. Save work for tomorrow, you know. Oh. Well, maybe I'll do as well; there was one thing I wanted to add before I forgot. What's that noise? Here, what are you two doing? Just fine-tuning a little; you go on ahead. Well, let us hear it at least. Hey, are you coming? Say, that's a bit of brilliant, did you just come up with that? I don't know, it just sort of happened. What, are we all staying then? Oh, hey, listen, listen to what they did. Show him. Oh, well I can come in after maybe 24 bars or so and do something like this. Right, right, that's perfect! All right, let's do it all together then. Oh, that's great. This is really working out to be something. Well, I can stay a bit longer if we want to keep working on it. Okay, great. Let's try it once more, just a bit uptempo. It's the best when they just happen like that, isn't it?