Also, the band dynamics were very harrowing. Damon was going through his break up with Justine Frischmann (of Elastica) at the time. I remember him coming out of the vocal booth after singing No Distance Left To Run and he was crying. I was surprised at how caught up he became in making music.
Graham Coxon (Blur) : We were so chained to melody but he (William Orbit) understood that we wanted to attempt a death-metal techno production. We gave him everything, no matter how ugly, and let him clean up afterwards. I think he liberated us.