Bill Gibson of Huey Lewis & The News: I remember recording the car horn for “Heart of Rock and Roll” right out in the … if you opened the back door to The Record Plant, it opened up onto the street that went between The Plant and the other warehouses down there. And we pulled up … I think it was our sound guy’s old station wagon and we recorded the horn out there. Just little odd, little weird stuff.
Cris: So whose idea was it to put in an actual horn?
Bill: God, I don’t know. Who knows?
Cris: So did you just drag a mic with a really long cable outside the studio?
Cris: How many takes of a horn does it take to get it right?
Bill: I think it was maybe two. We had to have a headphone feed out there so whoever … I can’t even remember who did it. I’m not sure I did it. I just remember it happening. You know this is thirty years ago so … it’s kind of foggy.
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