John Paul Jones is in the hot seat for this month’s ‘An Audience With…’ in Uncut magazine (A feature Dave himself took part in 3 years ago) and one of the questions this time around comes from Dave:
One Butthole Surfers anecdote, please?
Ha! I was brought in to produce the Butthol Surfers’ 1993 album, Independent Worm Saloon. I uess it was to give it a heavy rock vibe, but it didn’t work like that. They were actually incredibly hard-working in the studio, but I recall running up a phenomenal bar-bill at the Sun Rafael studio. And then there was Gibby and his… eccentric studio behaviour. Gibby did one vocal take shouting into his guitar. He held it out in front of his face and screamed at it. Ha! He was trying to find out if it picked up through the pick-ups, which it kind of did. And that was pretty good.
And amongst the other questions put to John Paul Jones was one from me:
If Them Crooked Vultures had Spice Girls-like nicknames what would they be?
Paul Jones, Liverpool
Dave would be Smiley Vulture. He can’t stop grinning. Josh would be Slinky Vulture. He’s a slinky kinda guy. And I’d be Speedy, I guess. Or Jumpy. So there you go. Smiley, Slinky and Speedy. Or does that sound more like the dwarfs?