The morning after Chain & the Gang finished their West Coast tour with a boffo show at Northern (Downtown Olympia) featuring the Shivas and local legends Morgan & the Organ Donors (read all about it at this K WEBLOG POST), they entered the Dub Narcotic Studio to get some fresh ideas to tape, recording with Calvin Johnson and Sam Gray and the classic TEAC A-3340S 1/4″ four-track deck:
First off, a story conference to discuss which of their many splendored ideas they would explore in the little time available while residing in Olympia (see above photog of Ian “Chain” Svenonius and Gang guitarist Francy). Action, that is what the situation called for, and the assorted Gang members immediately heeded this call. Witness bassist Laurie and drummer Madd stepping to it:
Dub Narcotic Studio technicians Sam and Calvin in deep discussion about the best methodology to follow to document the proceedings:
Laurie on electric bass guitar, Ian consulting electronic text, recording the song “Crime Wave”:
A brief and welcome interruption by former Gang member Brian Weber and his son, Freddy:
Ian “Chain” Svenonius, back at it:
The Gang, in repose, a job well done:
Chain & the Gang!