Leslie Nuss

Leslie Nuss

Leslie asked me to fill in on lead guitar for some shows in early 2000. Her regular guitar player had been sidelined with a broken arm. She liked what I did and called me into the studio in the summer to play some additional guitar on her record Action Hero Superstar. Producer Kyle Kelso was using his friend guitarist Jon Skibic (who had played on Liz Phair's most recent album) for most of the record, but Leslie was feeling like the production was was "a bit too clean." She wanted me to come in and dirty it up.

Some of what I played got buried on the record. But there were some truly undeniable and magical moments that just had to be included, like the power chords and totally blatant Queen bridge of Scarlet Letter, the watery harmonized guitar parts in Concert Boy, and the slide guitar solos on Insane that were, well...certifiable.