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Tony Visconti
April 24, 1944 -
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

Despite a few really bad days we had quite a lot of fun making Low, especially when all the radical ideas were making sense and things were starting to click.


In August most of Europe goes on holiday.


We always started these albums as making demos, that went right on until Scary Monsters.


I keep reviewing my feelings about the supernatural.


I make records with an open mind, I always have.


Marc Bolan had inspired so many people to pick up a guitar and join a band.


But some great records are are being made with today's technology and there are still great artists among us. Likewise there are artists today who are so reliant on modern technology, they wouldn't have emerged when recording was more organic.


Rock and Roll has certainly tried to take its toll on me. I'd rather not talk about my past excesses here, although some hardcore rockers might argue that those excesses were responsible for some great records, but I know which side I came out on.


My father loved people, children and pets.


My father had a brilliant scholastic record in high school and was awarded a college scholarship. Unfortunately he had to turn it down so that he could continue to support his family.


Since my teen years I was interested in martial arts.


I am flying back to New York as I write this. I will never forget these wonderful 35 days and I would go back to Copenhagen in a heartbeat to work there again.


Now I know what it's like to be a rock star. No, I didn't sleep with 5 groupies at once. But I was interviewed about 45 times in 5 days in 3 cities.


It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new.


Finally, I would like to remind record companies that they have a cultural responsibility to give the buying public great music. Milking a trend to death is not contributing to culture and is ultimately not profitable.


Today's recording techniques would have been regarded as science fiction forty years ago.


When I was five my parents bought me a ukulele for Christmas. I quickly learned how to play it with my father's guidance. Thereafter, my father regularly taught me all the good old fashioned songs.


My profession is called record production.


I could never have a better teacher in those days than my father.


Computers have virtually replaced tape recorders.


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