When Page Hamilton decided to resurrect Helmet, he called John to handle the drum chores. The staccato rhythms and crunching guitars gave John room to lay down crushingly heavy beats.
John Tempesta says:
“Crashing Foreign Cars is one of the tracks that really stands out to me from this album. Page pretty much had all the music written for the record, but on that track Chris Traynor, myself and Blasko, we wrote that song, then Page did the lyrics.”
“We wanted something a little bit heavier and faster. I threw out some Ian Paice drum licks, some rudimental snare fills, so that was fun.”
“Maybe down the line we’ll do something again – he’s one of my best friends. I learned so much from him as a musician, it made me a better player jamming with him.”
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