Five Guys and A Lady: Grace Potter Interviews My Morning Jacket (Relix Revisited)
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That makes a lot of sense listening to the lyrics. It’s turned itself inside out and made itself something completely different but the lyrics are still covering themes you might hear in a Sam Cooke song, but in a very different way.
Did you change lyrics when you got into the studio or was everything pretty much laid out?
Jim: Everything was pretty much laid out. We went out to Colorado for a month before we went to New York to make the record, so the record was 90 percent done. I mean there were a couple of songs where I was finishing up lyrics toward the end of the whole thing but for the most part it was pretty much done.
I have to say that it is a surprise that you guys recorded in New York because after hearing the Allaire studio thing, I thought you guys would always record there. Did you feel like New York added to that experience at all?
Patrick: It took us out of our element.
Have any of you ever lived in New York before this?
Jim: I’ve been kind of experimenting with living here now. It’s just fun to change it up a bit. We’ve always been out in the middle of nowhere for all our records—you know in Shelbyville [Kentucky] or upstate New York. We just wanted to try something different. Being here is just kind of crazy.
I feel like it would be distracting though.
Patrick: Not while you’re in the studio.
Jim: It’s more like a work thing. It wasn’t like a psychedelic adventure. We had our psychedelic adventure in Colorado and then we came here to work.
And, finally, what has been your most evil urge in the last hour?
Patrick: I wanted to kill the van driver. But I didn’t kill him because it was an urge and I didn’t act on it, but goddamn it I wanted to kill him. I really did.
Jim: I didn’t want to get product from Starbucks, but I did. Cause I was hungry and tired.
Carl: I wanted to get some tequila, but I knew nobody else would have joined me.
Jim: I would have gotten tequila instead of vodka.
It’s a stimulant.
Patrick: That’s not an evil urge. It’s beautiful.
Carl: That’s taking it a little bit too far.
I’m drinking whiskey, dude.
Bo: I wanted to binge on cookies but I didn’t.
Where were the cookies?
Bo: At Starbucks. I have a serious sugar addiction. If I have one, it’ll be over for a month.
Patrick: I’m proud of you—that’s awesome.
Really? Good for you.
Bo: Thanks. We’ll see what happens tomorrow.
Tom, what’s yours?
Tommy: Not getting Bailey’s in my coffee.
That was your evil urge—that you didn’t?
Tommy: I didn’t do it, but it was tempting.
Carl: Nobody would have even known—it would have been your little secret. Just you and God.
Tommy: Just me and the big man.
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