John Morand does not so much record bands as he “jams” with them from the control room.
The next song that is in the queue is not this track. The next song is James River. This of course means it’s time to give Richmond the same treatment that i’ve given Santa Cruz and The Inland Empire. I’ve been working on it all day and it’s still not finished. Probably tomorrow. In the meantime here is a curious cover.
This “cover” of midnight rider was created out of a jam in the studio. During the Forever recording sessions in 200-2001. Johnny Hickman had stumbled across the signature crazy lick. Frank Funaro (Drums) and John Morand (Engineer/Drum Machine) started jamming with Johnny on this lick. Someone noted the similarity of the rhythm guitar part to Midnight Rider and we could never get it our of our heads. A couple times we tried to create a new song out of it, but all I could hear was Midnight Rider. So that’s what it became.
hope you enjoy. see you tomorrow.