|Dag Nasty / "Minority Of One" recording sessions / January 5th, 2002 / Day 1|
|Brian in Control room at evening's end.||Brian playing though the provisionally-titled "Sans Amp" during first night's rehearsal.||Colin with headphone-head.||Dave with Sid.||Dinner...Roger, Brian and friend Dennis.||For Mattkoz...re 2640: Diet Coke? Cropped from the full-size; no click-thru.||Drums|
|Drums, after everything has been mic'ed up. Darren Zentek is the kit provider and drum guru for these sessions.||Brian's Gold Les Paul (click thru to see the chartreuse glitter).||Brian's guitar lineup—Gold Les Paul Standard; Fender Tele Deluxe; Danelectro 12 string; '63 SG Junior; Gretsch DuoJet.||?||Moody shot from the drum room.||Dave (foreground) and Roger mingle in the control room.||Roger's bass—the same bass he's always used, a Kramer copy of a Fender P-Bass, still beautifully purple.|
|Brian's half stack. He's using this Silver Jubilee head and Anniversary Cabinet for the initial tracking.||Steve's Jazz Bass. Some songs will be with this bass, others with the P-bass.||Bass rig—Steve's SVT head and ancient Cab.||Talismans.|
Writing and pre-production has been going on for several months. Because everyone is in different cities, the songs have been written and demo'ed in Steve's studio and mailed out. Roger and Colin have learned their parts separately; the first day in the studio will be the first time everyone will play the songs together. The plan is to play and polish the songs and then record them over 10 days at Inner Ear Studios in Arlington. Don Zientera will engineer, with Steve and Brian producing; drummer Darren Zentek (Kerosene 454, Oswego) is lending his expertise as drum tech.
On Friday, Roger drives
in from Boston, bringing himself, a bass and a much needed van. Colin
flies in from Portland on Saturday.