Thursday, June 15, 2006

Why I love Lucius Shepard

Quote: "Public taste has been so corrupted, there's simply not much hope."

I'm sad to say that I actually agree.


Scott M. Sandridge said...

I agree, also. The music industry is just as screwed up, too. As a friend of mine put it: "It's really sad that we have to look outside our own country and search the internet for hours just to find half-way decent music that isn't commercialized garbage."

Fish Monkey said...

There was an interview with Tom Petty in the Guitar Player magazine (via mme_publisher on LJ), and he says that
"These days, if a group puts out their first record and doesn’t have any success, the record company just moves on to another group. It’s more cost efficient or something. The sort of nurturing we got doesn’t seem to go on today. Denny was looking at us as a band that was going to have a career, rather than a band that was going to make a hit record. And what got drilled into our heads is that it’s not about any particular record, it’s about a consistency of work. You want your work to be the best it can be all the time, and you don’t want to get caught up in what everyone else is doing, or what is an immediate hit. If you do good work it will take care of you. I think that’s what has carried us this far. When you go back and listen to some of these old songs we did, they still hold up. I’m kind of surprised by it, too. I heard “Breakdown” on the radio a few days ago, and it sounded great. That was a really well made little record. And we were just kids. We didn’t know we were making something that was going to last for decades."

The entire interview is here:

Sounds familiar, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

Now there's the trick - creating something of beauty and worth that will last for decades!!!