"I've been listening to a lot of old 50s songs recently—recordings of old Bo Diddley, Arthur Crudup, early James Brown—and wondering why those records are so exciting. I suddenly realized that one of the reasons is because the musicians knew they were in a position where they couldn't retract what they did. Contemporary musicians don't have that constraint anymore. Like I said in this thing [the essay], you can erase anything."
Speaker: Brian Eno
Topic: Bo DiddleySource
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