Gorman still worked at a record store and had only had a drum kit for two years when the fledgling Crowes swaggered into the studio with producer (and Rick Rubin protege) George Drakoulias. Suffice it to say, he wasn’t ready.
Steve Gorman says:
“I just remember ‘the fear’! All the excitement, bravado and arrogance that help you get to that point definitely failed me when we walked into the studio. We learnt that communication is the key to everything.”
“I remember attempting to play to a click, which I’d never done. It wasn’t working and I remember George saying, ‘You’re falling off the click,’ which to me implied I was slowing down, but he was saying I was speeding up. It took us six days to get it worked out!”
“We were great at being a band, but we weren’t really a great band yet.”