The curmudgeonly Lou Reed Walked On The Wild Side yesterday at the Texas SXSW conference about digital music, shocking no-one with his audiophilic opinions about how “technology is making things worse”. We always knew he was a moaner.
He went on, telling the audience of tech-savvy hanger-ons that “if you are one of those people like me who like ‘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.” Ouch, Lou, you really do have a Rock And Roll Heart, eh?
According to Lou, “people have to demand a higher standard”, which will in turn make producers release higher-fidelity recordings. Lou now officially joins Chris Rea, Prince and Metallica in Tech Digest’s List Of Curmudgeonly Musicians Who Despise Digital Music.
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