There is a good little story about the morning this song was recorded. Obviously all songs were recorded out in Joshua Tree California and this was one of the last songs we did.
Residing at Rancho de la Luna, Hutch ( Sound guy for QOTSA, Jack White and more ) and his lovely partner Amanda have this amazing stand alone kitchen/entertaining room on the property and they invited us to have breakfast before our last day of recording. So the 5 of us (the 3 members of ATC, our engineer/co-producer Samuel K Sproull and tech Simon Aarons) rock up around 9.30am, a little worse for wear after the previous nights session and find a 40 egg omelette bake in the oven, 5 different cereal choices and multiple offerings of bread, yogurt, fruit, breakfast meats, tea, coffee, fruit juices, smoothies and of course tequila all prepared for us to feast upon.
While we are all getting stuck in, Hutch tells us a couple of stories from all his travels but makes a very direct statement to us about how many amazing bands and people had sat where we were sitting ( the likes of QOTSA, PJ Harvey, Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters, Jack White and a whole bunch more ) being fed the same food and announced that we were now properly inducted. Whether this was just courtesy on his behalf or an actual induction I'm not sure but the moment was absolutely surreal and we were all a little lost for words.
Minds blown and stomachs about to pop, we helped tidy up and then rolled down to the studio just a little further along the desert path. Gear was set up ready for the 3 of us to get a live take of ‘Zombie Computer Brain Apocalypse’ but food coma was already setting in hard. There was no way we were going to be able to capture the right take in this state and it was proven with the first couple of passes. Even though the enthusiasm was there, there was no pace and shit just kept slowing down. The solution came from Mr Dave Catching who appeared with shots of tequila and the message, “You've just had the breakfast of legends, channel that now and this will be your final take." I yelled out to Sam that this was our last take otherwise I’d shoot myself, channeled the tequila and Dave’s words, and what we recorded next is what you hear on this recording.