The Listening Room - Part 2
Minneapolis, 1979 This “listening room” was the rehearsal space for the band The Explodo Boys. We actually would diligently rehearse when we didn't have a gig. I would record the band and they would listen to the playback. Sometimes. The pictures didn't help. I wouldn't call it a "studio"; it was somewhat funky, especially in the summer when strange insects (a species of which I have never seen before or since) would appear and flit around, even being so bold as to land on the microphones while someone was singing. We called them ”choochie” bugs for the lack of a better term, and there was even a song titled Dance of the Choochies which the band wrote in their honor.