It is done. Recording of the third Jim Neversink album, provisionally titled Skinny Girls Are Trouble, is complete. Producer Richard Lloyd leaves for New York City on Sunday, where he will mix the album in his own studio. We’re looking at a June release date. Here are some photos from the final couple of days of recording, with Timon Wapenaar laying down violin and mandolin, Rian Malan on acoustic guitar, Jim and Loandi on backing vocals and Jim on lap steel and guitar.
Timon on mandolin on the song Hanli.
Jim and Richard
Rian Malan plays acoustic guitar on the song Honeymoon.
Rian and Richard
Loandi and Richard, BVs on All Apaches To The Snow.
Jim plays lap steel on All Apaches.
Jim on lap steel.
Okay, so I moronically left my camera in the studio last night, so no pictures of the amazing Timon Wapenaar doing overdubs on violin and mandolin. No photographs, either, of the equally fabulous Loandi Boersma recording bass guitar. Yet. They’ll follow soon enough. But first, the penultimate day of recording, and then tonight’s show, with producer Richard Lloyd, at the Bohemian (you’d be crazy to miss it).
We’re in the final stretch of the recording of Jim Neversink’s third album, provisionally titled Skinny Girls Are Trouble, produced by former Television guitarist Richard Lloyd and engineered by Peter Pearlson. On Tuesday (Day 9), we started decorating the cake, recording guitar and percussion overdubs. With just three days left in the studio (and a gig at The Bohemian with Richard on Thursday night – March 12), there’s a lot left to do. Here are some photographs from Day 9. Click on the pics for the larger versions.
Mr Tambourine Man ... Kevin O'Grady on percussion
Jim plays guitar
Not like that! Like this!
Into the night we slide....
Jim Neversink is putting down vocals for the songs on his third album, Skinny Girls Are Trouble, under the expert guidance of producer Richard Lloyd and engineer Peter Pearlson.
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Not the mics we ended up using.
Jim, right, warming up with Richard.
Jim Neversink sings....
Richard and Peter in the control room.
11.24am ... early days.
On a roll....
What a day!
We mostly took the weekend off from recording. On Saturday, I took Richard Lloyd out to the Tswaing meteorite crater, 80km north of Pretoria. Check out more photographs here.
All we’ve seen for nearly a week is the inside of a studio, so we started day five with a quick visit to Emmarentia Dam. Good call, Jim.
Jim and Loandi
Richard befriends a duck
Loandi and Og
Back in the studio, after most of the hard work for the day was done, producer Richard Lloyd treated us to some of his own songs.
Kevin, executive producer Marshall Brady, and Loandi
We were having some trouble with a complicated song, so headed into the next-door anechoic chamber for some introspection. As it turned out, it was less relaxing for some than for others. Here, your words leave your mouth and fall unceremoniously to the “floor”. With the door shut and the lights out, it makes no difference whether your eyes are open or closed.
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Richard and Loandi, echo-free.
Jim and Richard, echo-free.
Loandi, Jim and Richard.