Neil Young says he was partially inspired to record his new covers album "A Letter Home" when someone inadvertently covered a version of one of his songs in front of him. He and Jack White stopped by "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Monday and talked about watching people use White's straight-to-vinyl recording booth at Third Man Records in Nashville.
After giving it a try himself, Young said he decided to record an entire album in there. He said the refurbished 1947 Voice-o-Graph machine's sound is fabulous, and it immediately takes him "way back" when he steps inside and closes the door. White said it took him and the Third Man team years to track the booth down and get it ready to go, and now it's the only one of its kind that is open to the public. He said they've started a collection online full of songs Third Man visitors have recorded there.
On Monday, however, it was Young who made use of the recording booth. He sang "Crazy" with just his guitar, and Fallon played the freshly pressed vinyl copy of the recording to close out the show.