The whole idea of making records one or two instruments at a time has always sounded foreign to me. I was lucky enough to be in a band circa 1999 that attracted enough interest that someone stepped forward and paid for us to record an album of originals. Pro studio in Nashville (Franklin) and pro engineers and a pro producer. It was the real deal. I immediately clashed with the process, and it continued through the entire sessions. Recording scratch this, and scratch that, and click track this and that and fixing this part of this and that, and doing endless over dubs. I was like “We’ve been playing these songs like for two years now. Just let us play them.” At one point some dude showed up to the studio... a stranger to the band. Producer introduces him as a top call drummer, and says that he’s going to give a few passes at the drums with a click track. What an insult to our drummer. “Just let us be who we are” I kept saying. There was a final project, but nobody was satisfied with it, and it flopped.