Eric Gaffney

"I recorded us live to two tracks with two left for overdubs on my Tascam four-track with a few mics in our old basement practice space in the Tenderloin in San Francisco. It's the format we had and could afford and the way I often have recorded for the past 20 years, and to keep my tradition of lo-fi wizardry going. I started using tape recorders 30 years ago, began recording my own songs on cassette in 1981, and learned to bounce/do overdubs using two tape recorders."

Eric Gaffney, Sebadoh's founding member and one of the lo-fi pop era's anti-heroes, sticks to his cassette recorder and speaks to PopMatters about Life.