This was the first album I worked on with Marc Ribot, Shahzad Ismaily and Ches Smith. About half of the album was recorded in a basement on Rivington Street, with carts rolling and crashing over the control room and the band packed together in the next ‘room’. This collection of songs, in Marc’s own words “we got it to sound wrong exactly like us. If you listen closely, you can hear the rage, hope, disappointment, ritual excess, love and anarchy that were in our personal and collective airspace during those years”. A great set of songs, musicians and chaos made for a memorable recording experience!