Drunk Dial #1 - GHOST RING (7")
1. Texas Storm
2. That's All For Everyone (Fleetwood Mac)
Post-recording interview with Ghost Ring
[DD] Drunk Dial prohibits writing or rehearsing the cover before going into the studio, but did you prepare for the day of recording in any other way?
[GR] A little liquid courage definitely helped. Also talked a little shit to myself, I've found that lowering the bar of expectations for myself makes whatever I do turn out fine haha. Is that bad? That's a joke. Kind of. But really all the rad people involved was inspiring in itself.
[DD] Did you have any specific fears going into the studio? What ended up being the most difficult part?
[GR] It's always hard for me to open up my writing process around other people, especially in a more time sensitive and professional setting like this. Somehow that wound up being the easy part though. I definitely felt pressure to pick the right song to cover.
[DD] Why did you choose to cover Fleetwood Mac’s "That's All For Everyone"?
[GR] I actually almost went with Lonesome Town, but it just felt like I was singing the same version of a song that's been done before. I'd recently rediscovered That's All, and that popped up after playing around a bit. The harmonies and everything just really fell into place.
[DD] Do you prefer playing music sober or buzzed?
[GR] I mean I definitely get a lot more done sober. But as I said, I get pretty shy about really opening up in these kind of settings, so booze definitely helps that.
[DD] What is the best cover song of all time?
[GR] Ramblin' (Wo)man by Cat Power always gets me. Although I just recently found out that Shameless by Garth Brooks was originally written and recorded by Billy Joel (weird, but kind of makes sense). Does that count as a cover?
[DD] It's closing time at a bar full of your friends, there's only time to play one more song on the jukebox. What do you play?
[GR] Goodbye Horses by Q Lazzarus (shout out to DJ UpAbove!)