Recording Astro-Creep: 2000 gave John his first exposure to working with loops and samples. The track More Human Than Human perfectly encapsulates how White Zombie seamlessly blended industrial metal with dance-friendly beats.
John Tempesta says:
“We wrote that record in a little room in North Hollywood. It was such a hot summer. I was playing the More Human Than Human beat, it was like a John Bonham groove.”
“Rob (Zombie, White Zombie frontman) was like, ‘Keep playing that!’ Charlie Clouser the programmer came in and we didn’t know what to expect, we’d never played like that before with the click tracks and everything. Some of the songs were kind of bare and boring, but when he added that extra element it brought the songs to life.”
“That song is in more movies than any other song.”
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