Thursday, August 04, 2005

Looking for the Born to Run Phantom

In Runaway American Dream, I wonder aloud what Dan Federici was doing during the recording of Born to Run. An interviewer from GreasyLake.org asked him that very question recently. The Phantom's "answer":

"Hmmm ... Born to Run -- you know, it was a funny period. If I recall there was a period where we were trying a whole bunch of different sounds and it wasn’t about the individual players, it was more about the sound of the record. If someone had to take a back seat on a particular record, that’s what we did. I think that might have happened to a few guys here and there. Roy may have been more prevalent on one record and maybe not so prevalent on another record, but it didn’t really matter. I never really thought about it."

Hmmm indeed.