Welcome to "Scary Songs With Hubie"
Wed., Sep. 14. 2011 2:24pm EDT
Our producer, Bill Hubauer, was telling us the other day about which songs were the "scariest" for him to produce on our upcoming CD, Wise Up and Rock. He explained that certain songs make him more nervous because they have such a signature sound, and that puts him under a lot of pressure to duplicate it.
Hubie added the following comments and said we could share them with you:
I think the all-time scariest songs to produce were "We Will Walk Through" and "We're More Than Champions" from Recovery. A close second and third would probably have to be "More Than a Healing" from Future Tense and "Come, Whale, Away" from Recovery.We can't help but wonder if the situation could have simply been remedied with more cowbell!
Now, in the literal "scary" sense, the scariest was years ago when we were recording the parody of "Don't Fear the Reaper." I was in my upstairs office all alone recording the organ part. It was at night and the office was very warm. I had the window open and there was a breeze coming in. I had the original version playing for reference and the following lines played:
"Then the door was open and the wind appeared
"The candles blew then disappeared
"The curtains flew then he appeared"
At that moment, there was a slight gust of wind through my window that made me jump up and run down stairs. I had to wait until daylight to finish the song.