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The Music Man


Just dropping off some random quotes where Pepper's talking about music:

Me and Woody just wanted to make a gigantic, bombastic, shut-the-!@#$-up record!

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People label you just because you have melody and soul in your voice. That soul thing is called singing, man! Not screaming like a dog half the time

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I feel like this band has got longevity, and we try to push ourselves to do different things creatively all the time. That’s a lot cooler to me than being on MTV Cribs

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I was tired of the negativity in a lot of music. Using negativity as a tool to sell records is a dangerous thing. Anger without having a focal point is a dangerous thing. And unbridled anger is even more dangerous, especially in the heavy metal world and the hip-hop world. It turns into trouble



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quote:

Me and Woody just wanted to make a gigantic, bombastic, shut-the-****-up record!




Which album were the talking about? Do you know that, maybe?

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Me and Woody just wanted to make a gigantic, bombastic, shut-the-****-up record!




Which album were the talking about? Do you know that, maybe?



I sure do, Michi babes. emoticon

He's talking about "In the Arms of God" - their last album. And it sure is exactly what Pepper said it is. Gigantic. Bombastic. Shut-the-!@#$-up. Heh.



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Allright. Thanks. emoticon

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We drove the record company crazy with [it]. It just didn’t sound the way we wanted it to. We mastered the record three different times with three different people to get it right. The first guy compressed it to sound like a heavy metal album. We wanted it to feel like a jazz record. It needed those ups and downs. Once we heard it, we were like, ’No way. We’re doing it again.’

We’d made a record that sounded so different compared to other bands. A lot of people forgot how to make classic-sounding records. Everything has to be on 10, raise it to the ceiling, that’s not what we wanted. It’s hard when there’s this big dude who’s done a million records and you’re telling him that he’s not got it right. He understood what we were trying to achieve though, ’cause we spent a lot of time trying to get the finer points in there.

Hey, it worked and people get it. Every time someone says to me, ’The drums sound like cannons!’ I’m like, ’No !@#$, !@#$, we didn’t compress the drums!’ We knew we were onto something.

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Q: What do you listen to for enjoyment?

PEP: Silence! I read, if I want to do anything.

Q: Do you still enjoy listening to music when you aren't playing?

PEP: Hell yeah! I've got all my Zeppelin, Skynyrd, Sabbath, ZZ Top. That's all cool stuff.

Q: You mentioned Buddy Guy as being your favorite guitarist, but who is your favorite band of all time?

Pep: ZZ Top! The first three ZZ Top albums are just devastating!

Q: Do you enjoy listening to your own records?

Pep: Yeah, all of them!

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INTERVIEWER: From other interviews I've read I've gotten the impression that you think those artists should spend less time on their image and more time on their art. Has anyone in the music industry ever tried to make you conform to an image?

PEPPER: No, I've pretty much been what I am since I was fifteen. Which I guess is an image in itself, you know?



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What else is there besides loud, guitar music? I didn’t know there was any other type of music. In fact I feel sorry for all those assholes out there that listen to pussy music. They’re completely missing the boat. Loud music never goes away. You watch Deep Purple videos from 1973 and man, that’s just as cool today. We’ve been trying since the first record to get just the right combination of sounds. Half our early !@#$ was sped up Sabbath riffs played half-ass. Deliverance was our biggest stretch. After we did that record we knew what we could do whatever we wanted to do. Ever record since we’ve tried to push further. It challenged us and our fans have come to expect that. Besides I want to look back after x-amount of years and know that we were a great fuckin’ band

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I don't care if it takes four !@#$ years to make a record. If it takes that long to get the right record out to the fans, then so be it. When I am old and gray and look back at all that was accomplished with this band, I can say that we never bullshitted anyone. We were always straight up with the music and fans and that is all that matters in the !@#$ long run



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