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An excerpt from an interview with Iovine. I cringed big time when reading this.


"Engineering records is an exhausting business and the hours took their toll. Springsteen was a perfectionist and Iovine once spent three weeks trying to help the star find the perfect drum sound. On Born to Run, he would often fall asleep at the soundboard. At one point, after working non-stop for eight days, he resorted to chewing aluminium foil to stay awake. The pain was excruciating, he says, but it helped him stay up “for two or three hours more, and I was able to get the mix. I was an animal.”
 

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But I'll wager that chewing aluminum foil gave him the perspective to be able to coach entrants to American Idol, doing mediocre renditions of familiar tunes, without having to ask himself "What has my life become?".
 
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