All your new fandagled machines and shiz is "ruining rock" in his humble opinion!
In the making of the Foo Fighter's latest album, Wasting Light, Dave Grohl opted for the band to use old-fashion tap instead of high-functioning computers. To him, modern recording techniques are taking aritsts away from their music, especially rock backs who have been replacing percussionists for years with a computer-generated drum beat. That game isn't for him and it isn't for his band. He explains:
"All that s**t ruins music these days. Drum machines work for pop artists but when it comes to rock 'n' roll - don't f**k with the human element… I had favorite drummers because of their inconsistencies. Modern production has robbed drummers of personalities and it really p**ses me off."
Let it out, buddy! LET…IT…OUT!
We see his point and so should other artist. Don't get us wrong - we love us the modern age - but music really needs to be felt and given life from artists who have a connection to their instruments. If your genre is rock, get your ass behind a drum and start beating that, baby!
[Image via Ramey Pix.]