That was not the end of the sonic experimentation for Creighton, who used everything from roto-toms to concert drums in the recording process…
"I got a ’50s Ludwig orchestra bass drum for $100 and it’s on every song on that record. We called it the Thunder Drum."
Then the group decided they wanted timpani on the album so Bill Bridwell called the North Carolina School of Music to ask about renting their set.
"The timpani weren’t allowed to leave the school. This kid who went there snuck them out at night and brought them to the recording. We had one day with these things, so there is always lots of timpani on the record. Timpani go out of key so quick, it was super fun."