This record really stands the test of time. Jared has been making killer records since Karp disbanded. Karp’s Self-Titled LP is just as crushing and groovy as his later work in Big Business and currently The Melvins. Here, he goes into detail about writing and recording this record, good times in Gainesville, and the demise of Karp. Thanks to Natalie who let us barge in on her scheduled time in the GROW studio to get this one done.
K records did get back to us after the interview was conducted. To the best of their knowledge, they made 1,000 LPs one time, all black. Technical note: This was recorded on two microphones. We shared one, Jared had the other. Somehow Jared’s mic didn’t record. His audio came through as a faint ghost through our mic. This was an editing nightmare. I won’t bore you with the tech details, but keep your volume knob close while you are listening.
- Dave Drobach
About The Top Shelf
Dave Drobach and Matt Sweeting can talk about records. They have experience that can only come from combined decades of touring in numerous bands and working at a record label. No Idea’s finest bring in the creators of great albums we have all come to love, to sit down,reflect and reminisce on these recordings.
There are three pieces to a Top Shelf interview. The interview team of Dave and Matt, a band member and the vinyl record itself. The record is played in its entirety, stopped in between songs to discuss the writing, recording and touring that happened around the record. Top Shelf session interviews are recorded live in the Grow Radio studios during the weekly show they run called “2nd Avenue Shuffle.”
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