Simple rules for hosting your own Instant Album Party:
  1. Invite a bunch of 'music people.'
  2. Write names of all participants on slips of paper, which are then folded and placed in a bowl.
  3. Draw 'Bands' of a predetermined number from the bowl
  4. No more than 2 bandmates on any team, only 1 if they're regularly a trio.
  5. Once the first band is drawn, they will descend into the basement, where they will have exactly one hour to write and record basic tracks.
  6. No further names will be drawn until their hour ends, so no one gets a head start.
  7. Each band will be granted an additional half-hour for vocals following the subsequent band's initial hour.
  8. Strict clock enforcement.