- The Leader, on vox (plus, potentially, electronic keys and electric guitar)
- Keys, on the grand piano
- Hammond, on the organ
- Rocker, on bass
- Animal, on drums
- Sans, on acoustic guitar
Rocker is a good bass player. He wanted me to give him an E, and from there he tuned all five strings of his bass. He's a very active player. The other bassist I regularly play with could easily be replaced by an absence, so this is a nice change.
Animal is a good drummer. He's got a double-kick setup here and he know how to use it.
Imagine taking the bassline to "Pulling Teeth" and the drums to "The Immigrant Song" and starting the tracks at different times. When the song you're trying to do is much more like "Big Log" to begin with.
Rocker and Animal aren't so much listening to each other. It depends more or less on the song, but when you can't pull it together for the slow songs, then nothing is going right. And where does that leave me? I'm on acoustic guitar! Where do I fit in?