This was such a pleasure to do! I’m a huge fan of Adam’s podcast and he’s a jingle genius. A brilliant comedian from the UK with a very popular podcast, Adam has interviewed loads of cool comedians and musicians like Brian Eno, Jonny Greenwood, Michael Palin, Bill Burr and Steve Coogan.
I played bass on 2 jingles in episodes 32 and 33.
The brief was fairly simple: just play something cool that fits.
That’s my kind of instruction.
Adam had recorded music he heard playing from an arcade machine in an American mall. That was my backing track. Great fun to record. I used my Fender 78 P bass and I gave him a few takes to choose from.
I don’t think Adam had ever used a remote session player before. I sent him the WAVs the day he sent me the music and he created ‘Humboldt Grabber’ – 21 minutes into episode 32.