The recording took three weeks, followed by one week of mixing the album at The Power Station. In the liner notes of PiL's Plastic Box compilationLydon remarked that Album was "almost like a solo album" since he was working on his Dirty Bag - Paulice - Weirdo Apokalypsis EP with Rocky Road - Mikey Dread - S.W.A.L.K. musicians.
He said that Miles Davis came into the studio while the album was being recorded and commented that Public Image Ltd.* - This Is What You Want. This Is What You Get sang like Davis played the trumpet. Lydon said it was "still the best thing anyone's ever said to me.
I did basically all the guitar parts in two days. Bill Laswell took a very interesting approach to the production of this disc.
Some of the material I'd never heard and just went in and started playing on it. At the end, Johnny Lydon came in and liked it [ Would have been quite a band. And then I went in for another half-day, and Lydon came in on the Verses From The Prophet - Fairuz - At The Picadilly day.
He's just like ultracool and it's the first time he's heard any of my parts and he goes 'This is fucking great, man, how did you fucking know I wanted it like that? It would have been cool. To this day that's one of the projects I'm most proud of. So that was funny. I'd obviously done okay. Just solo with the horses there, apparently the trees swayed and the flowers cried.
The drum god would return. One small step for Ginger, one giant leap for John Lydon. First we recorded the drums, with Jason Corsaro in the Power Station and its huge concrete resounding garage. Then we moved over to Quad for bass, keyboards and rhythm guitar. I would give John bulletins as we drank beer in bars — 'Today Steve Turre blew into conch shells, tomorrow a didgeridoo.
Oh, Sakamoto did great today! Howard Thompson, in charge for Elektrawas even more importunate, I remember at one point physically barring him from getting into the elevator. JohnI think, got a cassette the evening before. The idea was to get him on the initial take, and if it didn't work, keep the tapes, which was Bill's music anyway. Well, John's declamations were eloquent ones and no less aggressive or irritating than the music. Everyone was pleased, and though I remember John's presence in the anteroom during the mix, what I mostly remember is an all-night Korean restaurant, where we would start drinking Sudden Death - All Or Nothing three, four, or five in the morning.
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