They hand-built recording studios by driving all over California to buy the gear needed at music shops or from the garages of old men rather than being able to order from Amazon with overnight shipping. Everything was a process. When the band’s van was broke down on the side of the road or lost trying to find a venue in some remote location, there was not GPS on a Smart Phone to help. Road atlases were used to navigate the expansive United States. Communication was limited and the band would often find a local public library to answer an email. The convenience of apps was still many years away.