by Bill Caraher
“If you are one of those people like me who likes ‘good sound,’ you need good speakers, a good stereo, and (as an artist) your price of recording goes up, because you need a good mic, good cables … If you don’t like good sound, go with MP3.”
“There’s no way that a solid-state amp is gonna beat a tube amp. That’s never gonna happen — unless they finally run out of tubes. I think they’ll run out of oil first. You don’t see a war going on to get tubes, do you?”
Lou Reed from his his keynote interview at SXSW 2008.
I remember telling some guy at some stereo store that my favorite album was the Velvet Underground and Nico. That was, and is, true. It’s one of those albums that remind me that I like music more than I like sound.
Lour Reed was one of those cats who loved both music and sound. It always sucks when we lose someone like that.