new producer was Jimmy Ienner, from New
York. With this new structure, we went into
the Record Plant and started recording our next album
We came out with some good songs on this album and had a lot
of fun in the process, although I was beginning to feel a
little less involved. Skip was a wonderfully talented guy
and very easy to work with.
were in studio "A," and Stephen Stills was in studio "B." As
is the norm when you're working on a project, there was very
little interaction between the two studios, although we had
crossed paths with Stephen before. Stephen's a great talent.
Really great! I heard that at the end of recording one
night, Danny and Steven remained in the studio, sitting on a
couple of stools and talked. The next day, when one of the
road crew guys came in, they were still there on the stools
talking. Genius was flowing, as they say.
many ways, Jimmy Ienner was a completely different type of
record producer. There was less brainstorming and more "roll
tape," which seemed to be what was being stressed to him, or
at least that was my perception. Jimmy
Teeth" ... via his own
did a fine job, and was a pleasure to work with. Here are a
couple of pictures of Jimmy Ienner in the control
and Cory, discussing the merits of a playback. "Hit
performances" or mere "cheese." Danny, Chuck and
Cory were tough cookies, but the track record
speaks for itself.