” Drums all have their own particulars – each drum has a place where they sound the best – where they ring out and resonate the best, and the head surface isn’t too loose or too tight, mainly so you get a good rebound off of the head. “


” For live you need a microphone for the snare and the high hat, the kick drum, a nice stereo overhead and one for the toms – you can get away with using four mikes. “


” Its very sort of spontaneous and organic, not a preconceived sort of jamming. Now we record everything, cause sometimes you’ll forget, you know, ‘what was that thing again?’ So we record everything. “


” There’s something about the rawness of the live thing, there’s no rhythm guitars behind the solo, nothing other than what you hear the people playing at that moment. It’s exciting, it’s about the performance. “


” The Chili Peppers do a lot of improvising, but it’s within the framework of song structures. The Meatbats is from a purely instrumental standpoint. But when you hear the term ‘instrumental music’ you think it’s real serious stuff and everybody’s playing a million notes and it’s about playing fast. That’s not what we do. “



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For live you need a microphone for the snare and the high hat, the kick drum, a nice stereo overhead and one for the toms - you can get away with using four mikes.


Its very sort of spontaneous and organic, not a preconceived sort of jamming. Now we record everything, cause sometimes you
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The Chili Peppers do a lot of improvising, but it
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