well not yet. So this time the CI boys had a lot more studio chops
and had been playing a lot in town and in LA and were ready to go
with some really cool material. It just a matter of squeezing into
the studio. Whitesnake had book the studio for 7 months and we trying
to get CI and Fall Silent as soon as Coverdale would take a break.
After months of rescheduling, a week in March of ‘96 opened
up and a mad panic to squeeze them ensued. We tracked a bunch of
songs in one night. Just enough to get the drums down and we could
finish in the smaller room. We took our time and it was coming together
beautifully. The drummers mother, Polly Frasier did some guest singing
on the record.
style was changing and diversifying. We even did a acoustic tone
poem that was missing for 3 years until a month ago. They were writing
a lot and at the same time, by happy coincidence, they won a local
battle of the bands whose prize was more studio time at our studio.
So they tracked five more songs, for the most part live. One of
which was a hysterical cover of “Message in a Bottle.”
The changes in styles made for a very very tricky mix but a very
interesting album. Before the album went to mastering the group
broke up. And I was sad. But rumors of a CI reunion are stirring.
You may be able to hear this yet.