Friday, January 9, 2015

Brit band Fat White Family using John Lennon's old equipment for Sean-produced album

The up-and-coming and - in my opinion, pretty danged good - British band Fat White Family is recording a new album produced by Sean Lennon and, reportedly, using some of John Lennon's old equipment.
Work on the record is currently taking place at Lennon's state-of-the-art studio in a remote upstate mansion owned by Yoko Ono.

..."Almost everything we pick up, Sean'll be like, 'Oh that was my dad's'," guitarist Saul Adamczewski said. "We've been using this old mellotron of his – I don't know if it's the one on 'Strawberry Fields…', but for the sake of the story, let's just say it is."

...Lennon, meanwhile, described the band as "chaotic and out of control" with "very extreme personalities". "When they first came over to stay, things got… messy," he said. "My roommates are Nels Cline from Wilco and Yuka Honda from Cibo Matto, and they're an older generation; they weren’t used to the house being a den of iniquity. [Fat Whites] sort of remind me of the Wu-Tang Clan, because they all have very extreme personalities and it feels like a miracle when you get them in the same room together. But they can be a lot nicer than they appear. The reputation is real, but at the same time, it isn't."

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