Dagens citat – af Danger Mouse

28. januar 2014

“In 1966 the Beatles stopped playing live. The decision was one that allowed them to make music that wouldn’t have to be replicated at a concert. This would open up all kinds of opportunities for them to try different recording techniques and experiment in the studio in ways no one making popular music had ever really done. They pioneered things like guitar distortion, overdubbing vocals, multitrack recording, tape loops, and countless other recording techniques that are now standards today … even sampling. All of these things had influenced much of the music I’d loved growing up, and now it was making me really look at creating music as an art form.

In a five-year span the Beatles released Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Magical Mystery Tour, The Beatles (the White Album), Abbey Road, and Let It Be — arguably the greatest span of consecutive albums put together by anyone to date. They tried to push boundaries musically and challenge what’s accepted of people in their popular position. Here was a band who had achieved the ultimate fame and fortune and instead of basking in more adoration, they veered away from millions of screaming girls to do something more challenging and meaningful to them. Of course, they didn’t really lose much of the fame and fortune after all, but that’s not the point. The point was that sometimes it’s not what you have, but what you choose to do with what you have that can change the world, and inspire other people to do the same.”

Danger Mouses anerkendende ord om The Beatles ved årets Grammy-uddeling.

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