So Gray Daisy just finished mixing our latest cd and after months and months of work we've come to realize that most of the recordings just plain suck. Great songs, some okay tones but real lackluster. We keep coming back to the term tentative to describe the sessions. Two of the guys in the band have been around forever and have two excellent albums under them, me and the drummer have never recorded before and this was our first trip to the studio with this band. What tips to you guys have for bringing good energy into the studio. How do you balance out playing the parts right with keeping the recklessness that makes live performance so exciting? I feel like I need to play with a different technique in the studio because of the different sonic characteristics of hearing every detail and that impacts my freedom I think. I'm excited for the opportunity to go in again and do it right, but I'm nervous that we will end up with another flat sounding session.