Doug has been saying for some time that he wants the support of another guitar as he doesn't feel he carries the sound sufficiently while my style is certainly not in the Primus/Death From Above bass-driven school.
Dan was certainly rusty and turned his volume down severely from lack of confidence but I must say it made a big difference. Everything we played sounded rockier and better and it is clear that as Dan gets more familiar with the material we will be red-freakin-hot.
Next time we play we'll get him a microphone: four-part harmonies for Slipping Away! Bring it on.