Were you ever stumped in the studio?
"The only thing that stumped me in the making of the album was getting the drum sound for Where Did All The Love Go? It took a couple of days. The problem is you start to think it’s you after a while. Serge knew that it wasn’t the right sound.
"When we changed kits and changed rooms I played exactly the same thing but, because it sounded right, bang! That was it. It wasn’t my conception of how to play the parts, it was the sound. That is something I’ve learned from this and from years of doing demos, just how critically important the sound is. It’s the vibe of the sound.
"With Kasabian, even when we were doing those demos eight years ago, we were throwing drums around the place. There was a cheap £20 bass drum in the studio, it sounded awful but you stuck a mic in front of it, bang! It was amazing.
"You can play a cardboard box and if it’s the right cardboard box for the right moment in the right tune and with the right mic, that’s a hit single. I love making records with this band because it is such an adventure."
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