Odds & Sods
....at least that's what Mark calls it, referring to bits of writing about all the recent work on the Toy album. But there's so much of it there, perhaps he should have named it "Meaty, Beaty, Big & Bouncy?"
Either way, there are some very interesting little tidbits in the NEWS section of Mark Plati's new website about the making of the Toy record. Among other things, Mark expounds on the process of caging in the muses, quite literally:
'Afraid' was a track written on my mini-guitar. David was in the process of writing it, but he was a little behind (studio time ticking away..) so we had to take a page out of the old-school book (courtesy of Andrew Loog Oldham, ex-Rolling Stones manager) and lock him in a room to finish it! (and aren't we glad we did).