How To: Make a Record

Re-posted from Jack Hagley via The Young Creative Council London weekly score

Ever wanted to be in a band? Don’t let your lack of musical talent or ideas hold you back on your inevitable path to fame and glory! This is the fail-safe guide to musical magic. Your stadia beckons!

First you need a band name:
The first thing that comes up is the name of your band.

Mine is Təkyə

Then the title of the record:
the last 4 words of the top quote are the title.

Mine is “Power to Fulfill Another” (hey, it’s pretty cool)

The picture in the middle is the front cover of the album

This is mine (pretty much works with Power to Fulfill Another“);

I am knocking everywhere from Enchantress at Flickr

"I am knocking everywhere" from Enchantress at Flickr



rough layout for my CD cover

rough layout for my CD cover



2. Gather friends, and appropriate intoxicants.

err… anyone?


3. Record record according to rules here:
“0- It must be written, performed, recorded, post-produced, etc. all in one contiguous 24-hour period (preferably with no sleep break in there).
0- It must be at least 20 minutes or 30 songs. (many short songs tend to work better than long songs which drag on forever, trust me.)
0- Your band may have multiple participants, but they should not work on different songs simultaneously. (So just one song being worked on at a time.)
0- No ideas from before the chosen day! This means covers or reinterpretations are not allowed.
0- No out-takes! If you start a song, finish it and put it on the album.”

consider it’s done

4. Record onto tape, or better, a computer. But remember that crap is good, the only thing that can hold you back is your own inhibition. The more effort you put in (scream those lungs out) the more you’ll be rewarded. At the very least it will be extremely funny. 

If you’re stuck with what to make the record about, base it on a film, televison show, computer game, shop, sticker, magazine, colour, mood, beverage, person, road, school, vehicle, group, something that makes you laugh, cry, or feel anything. 


5. ???

6. Profit!

Good luck



Learn how to fake it:

check out this band:

or these instruments

Finally, the only radio station that will probably play it: