This is a track from the self-titled debut solo album by producer and TV on the Radio guitarist Dave Sitek, recorded under the guise of Maximum Balloon. The song features New York-based singer-songwriter Holly Miranda. Sitek told The Guardian: "I first heard Holly singing in a hallway and insisted on recording a full-length record with her. She is the real deal. She's constantly pushing herself. You can be like, 'Hey, do a cover of a GG Allin song' and the next day you'll get the MP3 in your mailbox. She's hilarious. Her vocals on The Lesson are so focused I was able to strip the music down around them while retaining a cinematic quality. I love this track, it's a heavyweight."
Phil Oakey recorded his vocals for "Don't You Want Me" in the studio bathroom. The recording was disrupted by guitarist Jo Callis reaching through an open window from outside to repeatedly flush one of the toilets.
Walk The Moon vocalist Nicholas Petricca got the idea for "Shut Up and Dance" when he and his girlfriend were taking forever to get drinks at a Los Angeles club bar. Petricca was getting frustrated, so his girlfriend told him to, "Shut up and dance with me!'"
"Handle With Care" started as a George Harrison song with guest appearances by Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, but it went so well the five of them decided to form a group - The Traveling Wilburys - and record an entire album.
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."
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