do you think of the present lack of any musical direction?
(still sic!): “I don’t agree that there is any lack
Everyone is exploring different aspects of
music, without one aspect receiving undue limelight.”
you think that Will You Stay Tonight has been
moderately successful (improved airplay) because of
its easily understood lyrics?
“I agree that the lyrics are self explanatory,
but I wouldn’t say (as you were suggesting) that they
should be thought of as rather low grade, just because
they are easy to understand.”
do you think of the Art Of Noise 12 inch and
producers who “play the studio”?
Do you think that songs which have a complete
lack of heart are more applicable to our present state
“I haven’t actually heart the Art Of Noise
I think that most people will always look for escapism
in a song. You
might get the few elite who prefer music which reflects
reality, but the majority will always go for escapism.”
you think that Test Department, SPK,
Neubaten. etc should be listened to from a
new direction, like abstract art?
“Although I don’t know much about the “Industrial
Direction”, I have heard Test Department’s
Shockwork which I don’t find that shocking.
I find that its quite acceptable for musicians
to go off in weird and wonderful directions, but if
they go completely off the rails and lose the power
of mass communication, I can’t see the point in them
calling themselves musicians.
You can still explore the unknown depths of
musical sound, but if you lose the power of communication,
what’s the point in carrying on?”
reading this you probably come to the opinion that
I disapprove of the line The Comsats are taking. I must admit that their live set reflects what live music is
all about. Yet
I’m left with the question ”there must be more.”
East Music No2 1984