“Bob Rock produced this album. I’d always been a fan of The Cult. To me, they're such a kick-ass rock band. When Bob told me we’d be working with The Cult, I was like, ‘Yes! A dream come true.’
“Ian Astbury is an amazing singer. He’s somewhat of a cross between a punk rocker and a commercial rock artist, whereas Billy Duffy is all commercial. He knows how to write big riffs and strong choruses. The two of them are like a collision of cultures, but somehow they pull it off.
“From a sound perspective, the band wanted the album to have a bit of an alternative vibe, but they still wanted a big rock record that could be played on the radio. My job was to capture a wide sonic spectrum so that the guys could choose whatever felt right. It had to have a full bottom end but be airy and crispy at the top.
“Billy is pretty famous for his Gretsches, but on this album he was a big Gibson guy. There were a few Strats for some other sounds and fills, but the majority of the record was Les Pauls.”