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"We had these songs and needed to write a bunch more. So Josh and I went into the desert, into this place in Twentynine Palms, and took our little amps there along with pen and paper and all our supplies.
"We went up there and finished the record over four nights. We had a hammock out there on the porch, and we’d write out there until late at night. Then we’d go inside, close the windows, crank up the AC and play loud.
"We came up with some very interesting stuff. It came out of being tired, needing sleep and needing to get the record done. By day three we were coming up with weird stuff like Better Living Through Chemistry and these really interesting songs. We were bouncing off each other. We had freedom to do whatever we wanted.
"When you’re in the desert, there’s a weird vibe in the air, and we always kept our creative control. We never asked the label anything. We’d wait until the record was finished and then turn it in. Chris Goss produced that, and he added some great stuff.
"That was a great team, and we tried every idea we had in that studio. I have so many different versions of every single song. We’d work until seven in the morning and then listen to what we’d done. Queens was a great time for me, and I loved dong it."