Last night on Fallon, Neil Young and Jack White explained how Neil recorded his album A Letter Home – then Neil demonstrated it. Here he is playing & recording Willie Nelson’s “Crazy” inside the Voice-O-Graph, a space about the size of a telephone booth. Right after this, the guys were left with a brand new, physical, playable record. Old technology, but $*#& is it awesome! Watch!
The day before, Neil told Jimmy “you only get one shot” to record a song…definitely one of the coolest things about the Voice-O-Graph. In a time when we can edit, delete, and re-record a song on our smartphones, going back to something like this changes the way we think about music. Louis C.K. was also a guest, and stood on stage awkwardly during the whole recording process…which is one more reason I love him.
Here’s the final record: