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“We were on the road in Europe when Silver was written. It was a Charles and Kim composition. It’s a very simple song, just bass and acoustic guitar and me playing the kick drum. I think we threw on an octave divider on the kick to make it sound even lower.
“I played bass on the track, too. I always enjoyed playing the bass, so I piped up one day and said, ‘Hey, let me do this one.’ It’s not a virtuoso display of chops – it’s pretty much me going, ‘Bonnnng! Bonnnng!’ Maybe I throw another note in there somewhere.
“That’s another song we never played in concert until the Doolittle tour around the anniversary came up. We all had to relearn it. It’s not a dirge, but it’s slow and it’s in 3/4 tempo. Everybody has their own idea of what 3/4 tempo really means, so I kind of follow Charles and anticipate what he’s doing.”