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- Posted on Oct 22nd 2007 10:00AM by Jolie Lash
"Butch had a baby before we started and we kind of felt we could work on the record and send him stuff online," guitarist Tom Linton tells Spinner. "We'd email him and he'd give us his suggestions. Every two weeks, he'd come to Arizona to check in on us."
As it turns out, putting their record in Butch's hands via the Internet had nothing to do with knowing him well. Despite Vig's history with Universal bands like Nirvana and all those Garbage tours, their paths crossed only once. "We didn't really know him before this record," Linton says. "I met him during [2004's] 'Futures.' He was working with AFI. Butch is a mellow guy. We talked before we started the process."
Another reasons 'Chase' was an unusual experience? It was Jimmy's first time in a studio they used their advance to finance. "Over the past couple of records we've been making we've gotten more and more into recording ourselves," frontman Jim Adkins says. "Going into 'Chase,' [we thought the] next step [was] take money out of budget and buy enough stuff to make a record at home. We decided it was a worthwhile investment for us. At the end of the day you have the record and the studio you made the record with regardless of whether we have a label."
And speaking of investments, the boys have at least one more to make -- Halloween costumes. "I was looking around at stuff in Vancouver," Adkins admits. "All these adult sized costumes. I think we're gonna be in Toronto on the day."
So what does he plan on dressing up like? Adkins is open to suggestions except for one. "A band dressing up for Halloween? I don't want to dress up like another band," he laughs.