Post by nothingleftbutfaith on Oct 18, 2019 17:07:38 GMT 1
Such a lovely interview! And not just the usual fluff but actual new insights as well Though I have to say I'm doubting that November release Especially as the interview seems to have taken place in the middle of summer (after Glasto but before Paris)
What a good read. It's nice to see some new questions and insights, as nothingleftbutfaith said. There are so many recycled, rehashed pieces on RS and TC.
On the new album:
I want people to listen to it from beginning to end and be taken somewhere through that period. So it’s not quite as fixed as I thought it was around when we did the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; but I know in my head pretty much how I want it to sound.
I like the idea of an album being treated as a whole work, not just singles, which is so much of what seems to happen these days. From beginning to end, yes.
And from a young age, I’ve always held what could be considered a socialist viewpoint on the world. That’s why I wail against inequality. What’s wrong with the world is essentially inequality.
Word. That's about it, in a nutshell.
And finally, it's nice to see RS has this work ethic:
My intention is really just to enjoy what I’m doing as I’m doing it and to feel that I’m doing whatever I’m doing as well as I can. That’s just my upbringing. A thing worth doing is worth doing well. It’s very old-fashioned, but you tend to enjoy things more if you put everything into it. You get a lot more out of it. This summer, the intention of the band is to play like there’s no tomorrow. If anything, that will be the legacy of the band.
I have always felt this way, too.
As for the new album, we can all read between the lines: it's not ready yet. He talks about all the tweaks he'd like to see before letting it go. We'll see. And what of those stateside, east coast shows he talked about near Christmas time around the R&R HoF?