The Making of With Teeth
By Alan Cross for Edge 102 on March 15, 2005
The Tapeworm thing just didn't turned out the way we'd hoped. Worked on Zach De La Rocha's record and that went well but that's never going to see the light of day I don't think. I produced the 12 Rounds record but my label was dying so we couldn't put it out. And it got to the point where I was ready to now.
See what the deal was, y'know, I felt good about myself and I wanted to see where my art was at. And, um, I decided for a change of scenery so I rented a house out here in LA. In January of 2000...at the very end of 2003, in January I started a disciplined kind of writing project. Two songs every 10 days with finished lyrics and by May I had 25 songs I thought were really good. And I'd found that not only can I write I can also think...and I thought I've got all these superpowers now y'know, I've got a brain that I forgot I had."
Transcribed by Frankie