I only record songs that I really like and believe in and can sing with conviction.
I don’t have to put out another rap record. I can do it at my casual pace.
But I think the record will actually come from tapes that are not yet recorded.
I made a record album in 1960 and it exploded, and I got all these offers for TV.
Seven and the Ragged Tiger took six months to record and finish.
No one’s promised anything. You could have the biggest record on radio and sell no records.
I have never taken more than two weeks to record an album throughout my career.
Never try to make the same record twice, even when people are screaming for the same sound.
I can’t write another breakup record. That would be a real cliche.
I am never writing a breakup record again, by the way. I’m done with being a bitter witch.
[When a religious couple wrote to Sagan about fulfilled prophecies, he wrote back in May 1996:]If ‘fulfilled prophecy’ is your criterion, why do you not believe in materialistic science, which has an unparalleled record of fulfilled prophecy? Consider, for example, eclipses.
When I was 15 I became a full-time singer in a band. At 18 I made my first record.
The record producer is the music world’s equivalent of a film director.
I told [John Kruesi] I was going to record talking, and then have the machine talk back. He thought it absurd. However, it was finished, the foil was put on; I then shouted ‘Mary had a little lamb’, etc. I adjusted the reproducer, and the machine reproduced it perfectly.[On first words spoken on a phonograph.]
If I needed to record, I’d head to the coast or Nashville, one or the other.
I wrote probably my phattest banging record with Knife Party: ‘Pile Driver.’