This Is the Song of Which Maynard James Keenan Is Most Proud


Maynard James Keenan has revealed which song he’s most proud of having written on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show With Daniel P. Carter… and it’s not a Tool song.

Shit, it’s not even an A Perfect Circle tune.

It’s “Grand Canyon” by Puscifer.

“I feel like it’s one of the few tracks that’s actually capturing landscape and soundscape altogether; and a difficult puzzle to put together ’cause it wasn’t easy to put all those elements vocally together.

“To really make it work, it was very clunky. If you heard some of the early versions of it, what we we’re trying to do, it was like ‘Oh, bench this thing. It’s not working’

“It really took a long time to kind of…—not a long time, I shouldn’t say… The first initial attacks were like ‘This is a disaster. Like no wait, no it’s not. Move this part over to here, move this part over to here’ like now it measures up. Now the soundscape and the landscape starts to unveil.”

Maynard added:

“We were trying to see through a lot of haze and a lot of fog for the end piece. So it took a little bit of cleaning up and patience to get through that one.”

I’m not much of a Puscifer fan, and unless something really, uh, interesting happens between now and the time he dies, it’s all but guaranteed that it will remain the least-renowned of his three projects. Having said that, “Grand Canyon” isn’t half-bad, if you’re into that kinda thing. I mean, it’s still no Tool. But. Uh. Yeah.

[via The PRP]

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