Basic instrumental tracks for most of Chokes! were done at Electrical Audio, a few weeks before Michael was killed. Several months later, Biznono Kadane came in and put Mellotron on Int'l Harbor of Grace, and we finished up the singing.
Wrote a Song is a CCR song that we recorded during the Lifestyle sessions. It didn't turn out as well as Ooh La La, so it didn't make the record. Biz put a little elec piano on it; otherwise, it is as mixed at that time.
Spanish Harlem Incident is a Dylan song. This is a live-to-DAT version played as the Crust Brothers. Andy drums, Malk and I play gtr, and Michael sings. That song was handpicked by Michael as his set piece for that show, and somehow that song defines him almost completely in my mind. It's a wonderful performance, and I am reminded every time I hear it of how profoundly and deeply I loved Michael.
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