Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Interesting Music Thoughts...

The following are a few quotes I found especially interesting; all included in a book I recently read, called The Mammoth Book of Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll.

From an article titled, "1963: The Beatles On Tour," by Michael Braun:

"Psychologists have been trying to discover why the Beatles send teenage girls into hysterics. One of them came up with this explanation: 'This is one way of flinging off childhood restrictions and letting themselves go. The fact that tens of thousands of others are shrieking along with her at the same time makes a girl feel she is living life to the full with people at her own age. This emotional outlook is very necessary at her age. It is also innocent and harmless. It is a safety valve. They are also subconsciously preparing for motherhood. Their frenzied screams are a rehearsal for that moment. Even the jelly-babies are symbolic." - News of the World 

-One of the silliest things I have ever read.

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From an article titled, "An Afternoon With Syd Barrett," by Jenny Fabian:

"By the time I got close to Syd he was permanently tripped-out, and if he seemed more preoccupied with other-worldly things, it didn't matter, it was the same for me. Acid took us somewhere else, except that Syd never came back. I thought he was being poetic when he spoke about mental exile."

-Syd Barrett was one of the founding members of Pink Floyd. Fascinating guy.

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From an article titled, "A Clash of Interests," by Miles in Time Out, December 15, 1978:

"The day after the press reception for the new album, vocalist Joe Strummer and drummer Topper Headon were to be found selling clothes at a cold open air stall in Dingwalls Market in Camden Town. 'We're broke, man, so you just have to do what you can,' Strummer shrugged. 'Bernie's kicked us out of our rehearsal studio and changed the locks.' Not long ago The Clash filled the Rainbow Theatre three nights in a row and then had to take the bus home because they couldn't afford a cab."

-All too familiar a situation

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