Some recordings are the result of hours and hours of work, others are records of a spur of the moment outburst of improvisation. This is one of the latter. It has been a blast to occasionally try to recall some of the spirit of this original recording when playing this song live, sometimes asking for audience participation: "what's your favorite tool?".
But really, is there anything more satisfying?
Recording info: improvisation recorded live with one guitar, one voice, and two microphones into a cassette deck in mangobananas recording studio, Ithaca, NY, on 7 November 1994. On the album that's also called the right tool.
For my buddy Jon, who has made his living as a master of many tools. (Happy birthday!)
the right tool nothing's better than having the right tool like when I got the socket wrenches or like the sculptor who's got all those little chisels or the guy who's got the case of brushes that lets him paint just so there's nothing more satisfying than having the right tool the right tool the right tool there's nothing more satisfying like when you got a crowbar and you're smashing down an old sheetrock bathroom that's rotted away and you swing that iron and you smash everything and you use that little hook in the end to pull our all those nails it just feels so right to have the right tool baby 7 November 1994 (improvised as the tape rolled) ©1994 The Andy Band