Hearts Pounding

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This is a song about adolescent love, both passionate and reckless and was another song that Gary and George had previously been developing before the whole band had come together. While the band was in the studio recording this song, a representative from Roland asked us to try out the new GR-700 guitar synthesizer. This was one of the first guitar synths available and was plagued by tracking issues, causing it to randomly play notes that weren’t being played and ignore notes that were. After spending hours trying to coax something usable out of this futuristic (at the time) piece of equipment, the opening 5 seconds of “Hearts” is what we deemed would work. Still, it made for an interesting night. Learn more about the making of the album, Alchemy.

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