|Song by Grey Daze from the album Wake Me and ...No Sun Today|
Jonathan Krause came up with the musical idea for "Hole", describing it as a "mostly bass driven song".
On October 6, 1994, the very first day of working on Wake Me, the album's producer David Knauer recorded Grey Daze playing live in his studio to see what they had in store for their debut album. He recorded their performance straight to DAT tape and had Chester say the name of every song so it was documented on tape as well. "Hole" was among the songs that made the album.
Under a new lineup consisting of Chester Bennington, Bobby Benish, Mace Beyers and Sean Dowdell, the band had their first pre-production sessions for their second studio album in February 1996 with David Knauer. There, they recorded a new version of "Hole". The album version, however, was recorded by Michael Jones during their pre-production session for ...No Sun Today in December.
Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.
|Hole||...No Sun Today||3:43||1996-1997||May 23, 1997|
|Hole||...No Sun Today||3:46||2002||
|Hole||"Wake Me" Pre-Production Live Session||3:35||October 06, 1994||
|Hole||Album Pre-Production Live Session||February 18, 1996||
|Hole||"No Sun Today" Pre-Production Live Session||December 03, 1996||
"Hole" was performed by both Wake Me-era and ...No Sun Today-era incarnations of Grey Daze. According to Sean Dowdell and Jonathan Krause, "Hole" was one of Grey Daze's biggest hits and a crowd favorite.
- Jason Barnes - Guitar
- Chester Bennington - Vocals
- Sean Dowdell - Drums
- Jonathan Krause - Bass
- Recorded and Mixed by: David Knauer
- Produced by: David Knauer and Grey Daze
- Mixed at Anthem Recording
- Assisted by: Billy Spoon and Dan Manriquez
- Mastered at - SAE by Roger Siedel
|Wake Me Version|
I would have sailed away
|...No Sun Today Version|
I would have sailed away, if I'd known that nothing would change
- LPLive Wiki - Grey Daze Story, October 06, 2015
- Exclusive: "Wake Me" Pre-Production Live Session - Newswire - Linkin Park Live, October 31, 2015