Rock and roll is the hamburger that ate the world.
I guess my music taste is pretty predictable: I like new indie rock stuff, older stuff.
Again Sam’s genitals became rock, and this astonished him as much as anything. Through Franz, he was becoming the stone Earth; the final border separating him from the planet was disappearing. And this transformation to rock was fuelled by desire, the most ephemeral thing on Earth.
’30 Rock’ is the holy grail of comedy in my opinion.
I can pour myself into Bon Iver. It’s a thing about self- and mental discovery, and those are all important things. But it’s not 148-shows-over-a-year-and-a-half important, though. It’s a machine, and it’s money, and you just get put on this indie rock cart, and it’s embarrassing.
I went from being a kid-kid, listen to everything from The Beatles through Kiss, Peter Frampton, Jethro Tull classic rock, classic stuff into immediately, it seemed like, Iron Maiden and stuff like that. The first Iron Maiden record and then, obviously, the first Metallica record.
There’s something advantageous about being a woman in rock versus, say, a woman in chemistry or construction. There’s definitely a built-in sexism across the board, but I think you’re afforded a degree of freedom in rock because, historically, the rules have been flexible.
The Rolling Stones have been the best of all possible worlds: they have the lack of pretension and sentimentality associated with the blues, the rawness and toughness of hard rock, and the depth which always makes you feel that they are in the midst of saying something. They have never impressed me as being kitsch.
Like almost all of Beefheart’s recorded work, it was not even “ahead” of its time in 1969. Then and now, it stands outside time, trends, fads, hypes, the rise and fall of whole genres eclectic as walking Christmas trees, constituting a genre unto itself: truly, a musical Monolith if ever there was one.
We agreed that at least to some extent the whole punk movement is based on the Buddha’s 1st noble truth of suffering & the dissatisfactory nature of the material world. The punks see through the lies of society & the oppressive dictates of modern consumer culture. Very few punks though seem to take it further...
A writer is like a stick of rock – the words go right through.
Before I got into rock n’ roll, I was going to be a dentist.
I’m introverted, and I pay attention to my muse… Record companies used to go mad and say ‘We don’t know the deal with you. You have no continuity at all. You give us ‘Addicted to Love,’ and you’re a rock n’ roll star, then you give us ‘She Makes My Day,’ and what’s that?’ But...
Rock & roll was the only thing I wanted to get into.
The only people playing the roles of classic rock stars are hip-hop artists, now. Kanye’s stage persona, and the way he approaches making albums, and the way he wants to be better than everyone else? That’s reminiscent of Freddie Mercury. That’s reminiscent of the Beatles.
The guitar is such an incredible instrument; it plays classical, flamenco, jazz, country, bluegrass, rock, acid, blues. You’ll never see a clarinet playing Black Sabbath. But you will see a guitar in a clarinet band playing rhythm. It is the most popular instrument in the world; it is the one everybody loves.
It was the era of Tab Hunter and Rock Hudson; they all had a certain look.