Mario anchored the trio's music with a powerful, mystical style. Here he talks about the tune, Changes Two Tires.
"I’d been driving all over like crazy with the Buick so, the three of us get out and take a stretch. Thomas asks, 'How‘re you doing man, I know you had to rush to get back. ...Oh my God! You got a flat tire. Okay we got time, no problem.' We go around and change the tire, get it done, all set. We go in and play the next set. We played four sets that night.
"We’d go back out and, 'Oh my God! I got another,' and Thomas goes, 'My God you got another flat tire, how can it be?'
"Well, it turned out, of course, I had changed a good tire instead of the bad tire. He almost falls off the sidewalk (laughing). I changed the good tire and we go around, you know. He checks everything, 'Better make sure man, you know.' He goes back in a few minutes and then he scribbles down some notes. And it ended up a tune that we recorded.
"Changes Two Tires, like a kind of a reference to an Indian name, Changes Two Tires. Yeah, that was pretty funny, and we had a lot of laughs about that...."