Volto! recorded to tape. Are you devout analogue fans?
Carey: “Every record I’ve ever done with Tool has been on tape. There have been a few things, side stuff and what not, that weren’t. But whenever I record my drum parts for Tool, it’s always on tape; the sonic quality is unbeatable, even at this point. Not to say that Pro Tools can’t catch up, but the way that computers capture sound and process information, they can’t compete with two-inch tape.”
So Danny, I have to ask: You’re playing with two guys who were in Rick Springfield’s band. Do you ever say to them, "C’mon, just once, let’s do Jessie’s Girl"?
Carey: [Laughs] “That’s good. Somehow, that’s never come up.”
Ziegler: “Hey, man, I could see Rick Springfield coming on stage with us. That’d be awesome!” [Laughs]
Carey: “Without a doubt. That’s the beauty of being an instrumental band – we can be adaptable. I love having people come and sing with us. We’ve had the guys who do Zappa Does Zappa and some pretty badass dudes. We leave that seat open to whoever wants to join in, because you don’t get tied down to one person’s style.”
So Rick Springfield singing with Volto! is a distinct possibility?
Carey: [Laugh] “Definitely. It could happen. Why not?”