Listen: Gerry Goffin, Bob Dylan, Beatles discussed on Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen
"And they McCartney has he said he and Lennon they're model was Gerry Goffin. Carole King that's who they wanted to be. They wanted to write songs. That good another nineteen sixties. Phenom wasn't so enamored with the Brill building. Sound unlike most of the songs nowadays are being written up town and Tin Pan Alley as most most of the folk songs come from nowadays. This this is a song written up there written somewhere down in the United States. Gerry Goffin thought everything he had written. After he heard Dylan was total crap. They were devastated in many ways. Carole King and Gerry Goffin felt that Dylan had shown them up and at one point they even gathered together some demos that they had made and smash them into spare. You did go with my dorm window right now. It wasn't just the Beatles and Dylan were good. was that the way they made music. Challenge the entire Brill building model. The Beatles showed how much more money a performer could make by writing their own music music and the whole economic model for rock and roll. SONGWRITING and production began to change artists. Like Bob Dylan Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen and others represented and a new kind of pop music. Autour who self contained. And the Brill building model. Wasn't the hot model anymore. It has to have been terrifying in a way. The market shifted to where it's almost all written and performed by the same people as the economics of rock music changed so did the types of people making and listening to it. When the Beatles came it really re segregated rock and roll it became weird talk about African Americans as even performing rock and roll? It became this real white. Form the priorities of the music industry changed completely and it becomes Kind of refocus away from this biracial pop moment to a much more segregated Wave listening to music. The it's a great moment but it doesn't last long."