The Last Track: The The – Giant

Matt Johnson’s preferred method of writing was lying on the floor with a pencil and notepad, spending hours writing and rewriting the songs, and his demos were recorded using a guitar, drum machine, synthesizers and a Portastudio that Johnson had bought. Although Johnson had learnt how to create tape loops and overdub tracks during his job as a tape operator at De Woolf studios when he was a teenager, he did not have a sequencer, so he would play the lines for each instrument over and over – for the longer tracks like “I’ve Been Waiting for Tomorrow (All of My Life)” and “Giant”, this could mean playing for up to ten minutes at a time. [Wikipedia]

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