Does the experience make things easier in the studio?
"I don’t give them [producers] a vague idea, I’ll tell them: ‘Let’s try these mics and these compressors, maybe this can give us the sound we’re looking for. Make the kit more of a mono direction, less overhead left and right, just one overhead, a kick mic and one snare mic then two room mics and see what you get out of that’.
"Threadbare was the one song I got to experiment a lot with miking and recording. I think we got the sound I always wanted to get. We were trying to go for that wide-open Bonham room sound from When The Levee Breaks. We got it pretty close, I think. Right down to the kit which was tuned up really high with no hole in the kick.
"I’d always wanted to record a song with that drum sound and mix it with a more contemporary drum sound."