The legendary producer sat down at SXSW to discuss his production of the Nirvana classic, the Nirvana/Neil Young album that wasn’t, and much more.
Cada vez que leo una entrevista con Vig me parece un tipo más lúcido.
Alguien escribió:I think there is so much music out there that is mediocre—not just EDM, but folk music, hip-hop music—because there’s so much music out there. Before, it was hard to put music out. So at the end of the day, you have to put out something that’s good. Whether it’s EDM or folk music, if it’s going to resonate some way you’re going to find an audience. And how many bands are on YouTube now? Ten million? You go through SoundCloud and check out all the EDM tracks out there and every now and then one sounds interesting, but a lot of it is really soulless. There’s no human passion in it, and it’s just a mixture of interesting sounds. I think people are going to get bored with that.
O porqué el Smells Like Teen Spirit es un himno y sigue vigente.
Alguien escribió:Part of it is that the performances are amazing-sounding, really intense, and very focused. But the songs are super hook-y. They’re gloriously hook-y pop songs dressed up with punk attitude, so you can sing along to pretty much every song at the top of your lungs.
Sobre, melodynes, autotunes y demás.
Alguien escribió:Back then you had to play. We were recording on tape and you couldn’t manipulate it as much, so you had to have your shit together. That feel of a band playing in the studio, that’s what makes Nevermind so powerful. A lot of rock records now, yeah, they sound good, but it doesn’t sound as vibe-y to me as records made pre-digital. Tape is not so much about the sound but that you have to commit to a real performance, and capture that performance in real time.
Sobre la ventana de oportunidad
Alguien escribió:Nirvana happened at the end of the ’80s because a lot of the music that was dominating the charts was very slick, and when Nirvana came along, it was so visceral and primal that it freaked people out, you know? They thought, ‘Wow, this is the real thing.’ The reason that record was so big is the timing. If Nirvana came out now with Nevermind, it would not have even remotely the same impact.
It was really good timing. Timing in art is so important because it’s a reflection of the culture, and you can’t predict it.
"Fiat iustitia et pirias mundus". (Haya justicia aunque arda el mundo)
"Ad maiora nati sumas". (Estamos llamados a obras mayores).
"Après moi, le déluge". (Después de mi, el caos).