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[Video Transcript]Richard Ashcroft @ Viva Zwei 2Rock  

2012-04-24 23:36:06|  分类: Video |  标签: |举报 |字号 订阅

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All Credits to Check-the-Meaning.

Richard: I make my music… it’s a selfish act. I write songs for myself, to entertain myself and to… you know, to turn me on, turn my wife on… turn the few people who are around me at the time on, really.  It’s just a private thing.

But music to me is… it’s got to be the soundtrack to life, you know what I mean? Marvin Gaye’s got to be there with Sexual Healing, and Kurt Cobain’s got to be there with All Apologies. All these songs… sitting on the dock of a bay, it doesn’t matter what… emotion it’s touching on, it’s just got to be right, it’s got to… you know…

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The good thing about music is if you’re feeling melancholic, then play melancholy on a… a melancholic record. It can have a healing effect you, and that’s what music’s about. It’s about celebrating, it’s about healing. It’s a very powerful thing. Most people don’t… most people abuse it. It’s just good fun, really. It’s to escape boredom, that’s… you know… That’s the first thing, for me, is to escape boredom. So, I don’t know, I really don’t know.

It’s just all church music, it’s gospel music, simple music - that’s my music. I don’t claim to be better than anyone else. I’m a punk rock guy who uses orchestras. I can only play a few chords. I don’t know how to play poodle rock guitar lines. There’s an innocence to my music and you know, that’s what I like about it, yet there’s a grand vision and I want a lot out of it.

But it’s a very personal thing that you do for yourself and then you realise you’re on a corporate record company and you’re going to go out and have to promote it. And then you turn into a bit of a twisted, moaning musician, not realising that you’ve been given the greatest gift. But it’s all really good fun. And I want you kids out there. Go and create. Even if Mama says, “No”.

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Richard: This Is Music. The Verve.

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Richard: If you’ve got all afternoon I’ll describe what it’s like being a dad in the next 20 years, the next 30 years. It’s beyond… you know, people have asked me since it’s happened, you know, “Put it into words”. You end up sounding, looking like Tony Blair outside 10 Downing Street, fumbling his way through his emotions. It’s the most beautiful experience of my life, most real experience. It’s beyond me on television pumping my record. It’s incredible. What more do you want me to say? It’s beyond belief. 

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Richard: There’s an innocence in a child that you know people try and rediscover through any amount of drugs, music, whatever it takes to rediscover that innocence. And yeah, it’s a beautiful opportunity to rediscover things that, you know, only a kid sees. There’s a beauty in that and I’m buzzing, looking forward to it.

But you know, people try and put you in the same place because you’ve had a child, because you’re married, or because you do this, that and the other, you know. And it’s often people who don’t understand. It’s like the people who ask you, “Does your baby sleep through the night?” They’re either people who have had children and want to have empathy or laugh at you because they never got any sleep, or it’s people who haven’t had children and they want to be told that, “The baby sleeps for twelve hours, it’s cool, go ahead and do it”.

So understand that little riddle. And that’s all about people coming with agendas. It’s all psychology. It’s all it is. It’s all cheese. It’s all kippers. 

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Richard: This is Richard Ashcroft on 2Rock and this is Spiritualized: Let It Flow.

[Video Transcript]Richard Ashcroft @ Viva Zwei 2Rock - the verve - verve中文网

Richard: I think the music industry often just remains the same, really. The same story is told. There’s a percentage of people within the industry who are in it purely for money, and the songs they sing and write, you know, are obvious… that’s the main motivation. There’s always people that are making beautiful, incredible music for the right reasons. Nothing much changes, really. There will always be crap so you can appreciate the diamonds. There’ll always be that balance. There has to be.

But I don’t concern myself, really, with the music business. I’m not bothered about it in the slightest. You know, these days even if you get dropped by your record company, there’s still ways of making music. Far more possibilities now. You can make an album in a lounge now. It was far more difficult ten years ago to be able to do that. You can release your own music far easier now, you can distribute it easier. So you know, it’s a good, healthy thing. There’s far more possibilities for people who want to make music now. I think the difficult thing with being on a big record company is the amount of investment they put into a band - they want it back. So… you’ve got to sell the record, baby.

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Richard: That scene, the concept for the video was Jonathan Glazer’s, the director’s. But that particular scene was actually going to be almost halfway through the video, and I filmed it in order, and I got the video back and put it on and the piss scene was at the end of the video. And I rang Jonathan up, kind of, “What is going on here, man? Why am I peeing at the end of the video?” and we had this discussion about it. And because my mind was expecting a different video, I wasn’t seeing the beauty in that scene. But you know, after I’d watched it a few times I thought, “Yeah, this is perfect. This is absolutely perfect”. The cliched shower curtain - nothing comes out of it. You know, this video stops. This video has silence, you know what I mean? This video has zero kind of… lip sync. So to me it’s a success. It’s… having fun, creating, making a little piece of British film. Making a cinematic… big laugh, you know? It’s a laugh, it’s great.

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Richard: The lyrics aren’t private, the lyrics aren’t necessarily 100% me. Sometimes the lyrics just come out so I can’t completely say, “Yes, they’re me”. Sometimes a few years later, a track like Lucky Man, means more to me then than it did when I wrote it so… it’s difficult. Sometimes they’re things that are right about me and my life and other times I don’t know, I don’t know yet, so…  

The act of making music, the actual putting the album together and writing it is a very personal thing, but…. you know, beyond that, it’s for everybody, you know what I mean? It’s gone. Once it’s on the radio… Some people think it’s shit. Some people think it’s beautiful. You know? It’s not up to me to… I’ve done it. I’ve finished it. It’s gone. I did it. They didn’t. I enjoyed it. They weren’t there. It doesn’t matter.

So I don’t know… It’s very difficult to take something that seems so natural… and analyse it. You know what I mean? I’ve not got the answers. It’s just got to be… heavy, emotional music. Beautiful music. That’s all it’s got to be.


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