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Marc Bolan had inspired so many people to pick up ...
by Tony Visconti

Marc Bolan had inspired so many people to pick up a guitar and join a band.
- Tony Visconti

My father loved people, children and pets.
- Tony Visconti

Computers have virtually replaced tape recorders.
- Tony Visconti

We always started these albums as making demos,
that went right on until Scary Monsters.
- Tony Visconti

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My father had a brilliant scholastic record in high
school and was awarded a college scholarship.
Unfortunately he had to turn it down so that he could
continue to support his family.
- Tony Visconti

My profession is called record production.
- Tony Visconti

I keep reviewing my feelings about the supernatural.
- Tony Visconti

 

Despite a few really bad days we had quite a lot of fun making Low,
especially when all the radical ideas were making sense
and things were starting to click.
- Tony Visconti

I grew up to the sound of live music in our Brooklyn household.
- Tony Visconti

I am not a creature of habit.
- Tony Visconti

Fortunately I own a vintage brain, and I am alive and
well in the 21st century,
still making records, still working at an intense pace and most of all,
still having fun doing it.
- Tony Visconti

Since my teen years I was interested in martial arts.
- Tony Visconti

I am flying back to New York as I write this.
I will never forget these wonderful 35 days and I would
go back to Copenhagen in a heartbeat to work there again.
- Tony Visconti

Today a record producer is even more involved and is
often the production's sole musician,
one person playing all the instruments one-by-one.
- Tony Visconti

No one else in our family was a professional musician
so this took an enormous leap of faith on their part.
- Tony Visconti

Oh, it was so hard to leave Paris, just about my favorite city in the world.
- Tony Visconti

Today's recording techniques would have been regarded
as science fiction forty years ago.
- Tony Visconti

Now I know what it's like to be a rock star.
No, I didn't sleep with 5 groupies at once.
But I was interviewed about 45 times in 5 days in 3 cities.
- Tony Visconti

It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new.
- Tony Visconti

In August most of Europe goes on holiday.
- Tony Visconti

I could never have a better teacher in those days than my father.
- Tony Visconti

I make records with an open mind, I always have.
- Tony Visconti

Our last jam session was this past Christmas.
Dad played his harmonica, mom sang in English and Italian,
and I played guitar.
I'm so happy that we could share that musical experience for one last time.
- Tony Visconti

The ukulele was the first of many instruments they had bought for me.
They got me a guitar when I was eleven,
which my son Morgan uses until this day.
They paid for 3 years of guitar lessons;
they bought me a bass fiddle,
which I still play.
- Tony Visconti

I also mixed David Bowie's Young Americans album in
5.1 earlier this year and it will be available very soon.
Even the original stereo mixes have been re-mastered
and sound amazingly good,
better than ever, in fact!
- Tony Visconti

I love Logic Audio and have been using it for years.
All my track outputs used to come up on my old board
in the same order as in the old Mac G4 -
1 through 32,
came up as 1 through 32, for instance.
- Tony Visconti

Rock and Roll has certainly tried to take its toll on me.
I'd rather not talk about my past excesses here,
although some hardcore rockers might argue that those
excesses were responsible for some great records,
but I know which side I came out on.
- Tony Visconti

My dad's sense of humor was direct and sometimes surreal -
his quick wit is well known amongst our family and friends.
He raised me on Spike Jones records and W.C.
Fields movies, and his sense of humor fell somewhere in between.
- Tony Visconti

But some great records are are being made with today's
technology and there are still great artists among us.
Likewise there are artists today who are so reliant on modern technology,
they wouldn't have emerged when recording was more organic.
- Tony Visconti

Finally, I would like to remind record companies that
they have a cultural responsibility to give the buying public great music.
Milking a trend to death is not contributing to culture
and is ultimately not profitable.
- Tony Visconti

When I was five my parents bought me a ukulele for Christmas.
I quickly learned how to play it with my father's guidance.
Thereafter, my father regularly taught me all the good old fashioned songs.
- Tony Visconti

Originally a record producer more or less hired a bunch
of professionals to participate in a recording session,
the performers and the technicians, and a music director was put in charge.
That directly related to a film producer's job.
- Tony Visconti

In the last 17 years of his working life,
my father was finally rewarded with having landed a great job as first,
a maintenance engineer, and then a senior locksmith
with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
- Tony Visconti

The person who you're with most in life is yourself
and if you don't like yourself,
you're always with somebody you don't like.
- Marc S. Lewis

I remember walking the dog one day, I saw a car full of teenage girls,
and one of them rolled down the window and yelled,
'Marc Jacobs!' in a French accent.
- Marc Jacobs

Great art picks up where nature ends.
- Marc Chagall

My father was something of a rainbow-chaser.
- Marc Davis

I think it's really important to design things with a kind of personality.
- Marc Newson

Marc if you want me to go to the bottom of the pool,
I'll go there.
- Nancy O'Dell

Clinton's pardoning of Marc Rich was off-the-wall.
- Morley Safer

I wouldn't know how to find eBay on the computer if my life depended on it.
- Marc Jacobs

I think in the past I think I probably was a little too diverse,
probably went from one spectrum to the complete opposite and confusing people.
- Marc Almond

In the sixties and seventies you could probably name all the great comics.
It was still special.
- Marc Maron

I'd like to believe that the women who wear my clothes
are not dressing for other people,
that they're wearing what they like and what suits them.
It's not a status thing.
- Marc Jacobs

It is a challenge to have your launch date slip continuously.
- Marc Garneau

And where I grew up in Australia, surfing was a part of culture.
- Marc Newson

I tend to play a lot of blues things at home,
because most blues things are basically within a 12-bar pattern.
- Marc Bolan

Some of these sketches were done at the very beginning of the Pirates project,
when I was trying to find a direction for myself.
That was the early sixties...
maybe 61 or 62.
- Marc Davis

I could never gain much weight.
I've always had a fast metabolism.
- Marc Wallice

I like adventure.
- Marc Garneau

Left wing, right wing, I am wingless and tired of trying to fly.
Here comes the ground.
- Marc Maron

I'll give you an example.
Henry, the old black guy who cooks the corn bread,
he worked on the railroads for about 20 years so he
knows how to lay and build track.
- Marc Singer

I feel there is a curse on rock stars.
- Marc Bolan

When you actually meet the devil and he offers you
a deal most artists eventually negotiate.
- Marc Maron

The demand for standup in the eighties was created
by how easy it was to exploit 'comedians' and create
very cheap television programming.
- Marc Maron

Sometimes I miss hamburgers, I should say that.
I miss the tuna pizzas at Mercer Kitchen.
- Marc Jacobs

I think the older I get the more creative I get,
I don't have the distractions that I had when I was younger.
- Marc Almond

Influence, people think about it as someone you like
but influence is also what you're revolted by.
In fact, often it's what you're running away from.
- Marc Ribot

We have to remember that Dr. King was not an idle dreamer.
Dr. King was a man of action.
If Dr. King were here, he would challenge us and exhort us.
- Marc Morial

Religions die slowly.
- Franz Marc

You know like it has its own personality,
its own character.
- Marc Newson

The world knows already, they just don't have a picture
up there or I'll spend the rest of my life in exile.
It's hard to do that when you don't have any money.
- Marc Wallice

There was absolutely no strain in marriage.
Marc and I understand that this is a business.
We have no problem separating our personal life with our personal life.
And we have a very strong relationship.
- Rita Mero

The Internet has usurped the collective unconscious
and access to cosmic consciousness has become difficult and almost primitive.
- Marc Maron

I am dying, Egypt, dying.
- Marc Antony

My life style in a sense is kind of private.
- Marc Newson

I think seeing Pryor's first movie, Live In Concert,
when I was in high school changed my life.
Pryor really put the heart in darkness for me.
- Marc Maron

The good historian is like the giant of the fairy tale.
He knows that wherever he catches the scent of human flesh,
there his quarry lies.
- Marc Bloch

Hopefully standup will become special again.
- Marc Maron

Now I'm doing more snowboarding but I have to get back into surfing again.
- Marc Newson

Jazz is a music of great achievements but speed and
chops serve a different function in jazz.
- Marc Ribot


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