Monday, August 22, 2005
Something curious turns up in the report that the Live 8 DVD is being thoroughly Auto-Tuned (which the Sunday Times seems to think is all because of Pete Doherty, although surely they'd have to have another singer adding bits in for that - and also, in what way is the idea singers' vocals don't get tweaked a "trade secret"? Most people seem surprised nowadays when the singer credited with vocals turns out to have actually sung on the recorded track), namely Keith Richards' explanation as to why the Rolling Stones didn't play: "I heartily applaud what they were trying to do, except that it was tied in with government policy and I always try and separate politics and music." Right. So this much talked about track Neo Con on the new Stones album, and the largely forgotten 1991 anti-Gulf War single High Wire...
Posted by Simon at 10:02 am