Suny Lyons “prepares” pianos the old fashioned way: by hurling them into the woods behind his studio, breaking them apart with hammers, then miking the pile. This in service of building the chaotic ending for the song “Thugs and China Dolls.”
More photos of Suny’s handiwork after the jump.
Suny Lyons tackles the banjo line on “Thugs and China Dolls.”
Suny Lyons drove all the way to Savannah to record special things and people–things and people who don’t travel to Athens very well. Like Susan Falls (my favorite cultural anthropologist and, as it happens, my wife) and her grandma’s piano.