Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Guess Who?

Hint: They were talking to Toby Goldstein in CREEM in 1979.


I guessed Frank Zappa, BTW.

13 comments:

Billy B said...

Does sound like that may be FZ. Or your buddy from the Norf Woods...

steve simels said...

It's not FZ. I also would have guessed Lou Reed, incorrectly.

Anonymous said...

Writing about rock criticism is like sneezing about same-day dry cleaning.

steve simels said...

I would not disagree.
:-)

Sal Nunziato said...

I've seen this quote before...recently, too. Is it my boy, Todd?

steve simels said...

It is indeed.

pete said...

I was gonna say Bowie, but it certainly sounds like TR.

Billy B said...

Yeah, I can see the Runt saying that. He's also one of my favorites, especially when he played the part of a guitarist.

buzzbabyjesus said...

Doesn't sound like Bowie at all to me. Not surprised it's Todd, but it also sounds a lot like FZ, or any other curmudgeon I can think of. I can hear Van Morrison saying the same thing.

Anonymous said...

Zappa would have been my first guess. The tone sounds like Lester Bangs, but not the structure. Not British enough for Julie Burchill, though it would be just the right time for her.

pete said...

Doesn't sound like Zappa to me. It's not pompous or superior and he isn't trying to shock.

steve simels said...

“Definition of rock journalism: People who can't write, doing interviews with people who can't think, in order to prepare articles for people who can't read.”
Frank Zappa

buzzbabyjesus said...

BOOM!