Monday, July 9, 2007
Phone Call From The Moon (instrumental version)
phone call from the moon
volume 3 number 12
the story behind this track is a bit different from all the tracks who simply weren't done in time. phone call was finished, words and all, in time to be included on mr. music head. except for one thing. I was very uncomfortable with the speaking parts of the lyric. I loved the idea of the lyric: a lonely person on the moon looking back at the earth while talking in a lunar phone booth, but I didn't feel the words I had written felt natural enough. like something you might really say in such an odd circumstance. so I put phone call away. and it might have stayed on the shelf but for the urgings of rich and dan, the other two-thirds of my recording team. the following year when we began work on the young lions record they persuaded me to try to write new words for phone call. thanks rich and dan.
so here is the way it sounded when I began writing the words a second time.
string bass: mike barnett
drums, guitar: adrian
engineer: rich denhart
assistant: dan harjung
recorded at Royal Recorders in Lake Geneva, Wis. on july 6, 1988