I’ve said it before and will undoubtedly say it again – Head Like a Kite knows how to throw a party. I was lucky enough to be present last night for a live recording of “Blue Merlot in Tokyo” at London Bridge Studio, which is an amazing, historically significant, and very comfy place.
Dave and Trent bashed out “Blue Merlot in Tokyo” three times while I was there, and I could have listened to it a dozen more if they’d kept going. I know they’ve played it at live shows I’ve attended, but the sound in that room (wow!) and the focused energy they infused into it was damn fantastic and I heard it as if for the first time.
Between takes, we listened in the control room to what had just been recorded, I (barely) lost a game of pool, and there was much mingling and merriment. I can’t wait to hear “Blue Merlot in Tokyo (live at LBS)”, which should be released in September prior to HLaK’s Monday Bumbershoot set.