MONDAY Q&A 1/1/19
Q: What is the hardest part about recording this record? Is it the mixing? The writing? Wondering if a part should have been different? Being concerned what people will think?
A: Actually, other than the time constraints with my Schecter and home responsibilities … the writing, recording and mixing went really smooth. It certainly helped immensely having Michael Rozon handle the recording and mixing. I have said before … he’s world-class. Thankfully I did not have any shortage of musical ideas as the record was not initially planned to be a double record … it just morphed. I don’t think any artist goes into a project concerned about what others think. It’s certainly is nice to hear that people do like what we created here, but I set out to please myself first. Again, not out of ego; just wanted to challenge myself that I could do this .. especially in the ‘constraints’ I placed on this record. Could things have been different or better? I’m sure things could be different … but better? I don’t know, I love how this turned out and again, Michael (Rozon) didn’t let me get away with much! There are some off-the-cuff first take parts that I stood firm that I thought has some ‘magic’, but for most parts I trusted his judgement and his ear. Honestly the hardest part of this entire thing is has been getting it out to the ‘record buying public’ , whatever that is anymore! I do look forward to the new challenge of writing new songs and working with some new singers … not to say some that are part of FBIC won’t be involved on the next one.