20 Burst results for "Rick Rubin"

"rick rubin" Discussed on Broken Record

Broken Record

07:20 min | 5 months ago

"rick rubin" Discussed on Broken Record

"Like i was doing what was right in the community for the art of it in for you know years later i've had parties everywhere for release parties but to have one in my neighborhood for the nazi-era was great and to go hang out afterwards. I'm seeing people They got new names. I still call them. They own name. I got i got new names and stuff you know i remember. They were kids but they named now as knockout. You know saying something like that but most of the guys are known their moms are known. Dad's meaning they parents are still cool. Yuccas smoke a blunt with their kid. Who's now a grownup and then go have a drink with their dad. You know two steps away in the whole same neighborhood so and everybody's obscene people that doing well for themselves and that's the best you know 'cause i mean people are looking at me like probably like got outta here but still comes back you know i have. I have different things. We do their summer camp. I do out there and take the kids out and other things cool in the early days. Lyrically you talked a lot about what was going on around you in the hood. And how has your life has developed an as you've changed your living conditions. How you find what to write about like where does content come from what you talk about a new years ago that you know moving away or wherever. I was at at enough to write books at enough to write I could've left the neighborhood. Fourteen and still had enough stuff. Because i had already been fed through what i saw fourteen and what i learned in school when and what i read at home and what i love to watch on television all of these things are watching quote up in new york. It gave me a piece of everything. So i wanted to write screenplays when i was young so i was. I was writing. Screenplays are trying to Preteen just about you know. So i was already kind of like a writer. That was my little hobby that nobody knew about so. I knew that i'd be able to do it so it doesn't matter where i'm at where i live. You know. Although wyoming was a was was was kind of tough for me it was great getaway to work on album. But that was. I wasn't prepared like to for for that. But i still got it done but i can do it anywhere. It's really a different world like grown up in new york and going to wyoming like it's different right right definitely. Do songs ever come. Based on a concept. I was usually based on lines. I liked my life when when is a concept. Before i even get started because i get the concept then. I'm like i'm eager to get it done. I'm like when i'm gonna go. One of them are going to go in the studio. I can't wait to do this. I can't wait to get in there and do the song I write notes down and my phone. So when i'm in the studio. I could just look at my notes and kinda just close my eyes and just say it and that's how a lot of stuff comes up now. Hear the music end. Soon as i hear it as a star star search first thing that came to my head. I don't write it down just because it's too quick so you just say you know doing it so long you just say it and that's how it comes together for me now so it sounds almost like you right. It automatically the track comes on you. Just freestyle essentially amend you go back and refine i go back and refine some. Psalms is not good sometimes have to go back and write it. Start on a lot of times. Thank you a lot of times though is good because you're in a good mood or whatever the mood you are and Energies up and you wanna lay down some stuff or if you melancholy type of mood you might write something. That's not the most hyper flow. But it's still gives you the you put your spirit on it and you say what you need to say his ever a concept that goes through a whole album or is it usually more song based. I've done some concept albums like the untitled album. The recent album kings disease It was just basically like you know. I'm conscious now of all the things that we can do to hurt ourselves with Too much with being excessive with. If you wanna have to eat bad it's all in moderation. You gotta watch what works and what doesn't work for you so you know not just helping you know being is all about you know a lot of us feel like were kings a lot of kings a lot of us just because you're a man no make you a king you know and think king is a. There's been some terrible kings in recorded history also but You know you have to in my from my perspective. Got to be a good guy you know. So it's like taking care of yourself and those around you. How do you think you learned that because as you said there are some bad kings. How did you learn to be cool. S a good one. I think i think i learned a lot coming up. I think People places and situations just watching other people watching it life experiences. Where i i saw myself doing things. That wasn't right corny. You know coming up. And i'm like mad at myself later like you know as a team and i'm learning and i think i know it all and out you know. My mom used to tell me things and later. I'm like she was right. I still say it to this day to her life. She's not here. But i'm like she was right about this and that i shouldn't a trusted this. I shouldn't have did this did that. But just just being grateful that. I'm here like you know to alive to to to been one of those guys to come from where i come from and to be here I see people. I see which people make mistakes c. Which people may mistakes but it wasn't their fault but they their heart resented so i still still what they did. I start weighing things out and trying to see. What did i want for me. What did i want to give back. And i always wanted.

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"rick rubin" Discussed on Broken Record

Broken Record

02:23 min | 5 months ago

"rick rubin" Discussed on Broken Record

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"rick rubin" Discussed on Broken Record

Broken Record

06:58 min | 5 months ago

"rick rubin" Discussed on Broken Record

"He's always seemed focused on his craft in the culture and that dedications paid off kings diseases as twelfth apple enormous fourteenth grammy nomination. It's up for best rap album. At this year's awards rick rubin connected with knives over zoom recently to talk about his earliest experiences with wrapping queens recording. His last album with kanye west of meiomi almost took him out of his own. And how early beef with jay z. Made them both stronger rappers. This is broken record. Lana notes for the digital age. I'm justin richmond. Here's rick rubin. With nasty nas was going on legend. Everything's well how are you sir ios. This is A honor to talk to you man. Same my pleasure always any time again to see you. It's a good day love man. Tell me about the music in your house when you were growing up. My mom was playing. What you got to do with my loving stephanie mills. Patty all records. That was out. Like i remember the early eighties records and then my pops was playing a wide range of of things. He had everything from the radio station. Where wolfman jack yet Failire and things like that you know jazz. Whatever lionel richie. Whatever all those eighties records early seventy nine I grew up right around that time. When like the these auto breaks in and rapper's delight. I was young. But i was absorbing stuff and would you say that the music in that your parents played was reflective of the other music that the kids in the neighborhood would be hearing not necessarily not necessarily you think because you dad jazz background because the kids a lot of the kids parents thank were younger than my. my parents. a lot of my friends parents most of them were were younger than my parents and they were playing the music of their time. I think my pops my pops. He's from mississippi. You know and he gets. He got everything that was going on out there in what they were playing with the Other people parents have Radios planned but We didn't play had in house all the time. Now wasn't my own all of those records. When i started by records it was it was like i was directed by in house. He had jazz records. Put an african records and stuff but it wasn't a lot of music like you would think. Do you think that having those influences affected your both appreciation of music in the way that you wrote going forward because the sounds was like disco and r&b was was a thing and the songs to me. They were like They were rap. Songs performed rap songs like like a fat rat and You know evelyn champagne king to me. You know we would move ahead to it like you know. That's the jam. That so when i wanted to you know when sugarhill gang had the the good times record and they flipped it was just wrapping. Try to wrap like them. I tried to. I tried to wrap like Kurtis blow so. That's that's when i started to feel rap like curtis in those guys -til rocking them. You guys would your first experience of hip hop music from those records. Was it in the park. I it was a combination of both. It was a combination. Because when i was a kid i would hear guys talking about who was at the centre last night and the community center at night turned into. I guess like a club or sometimes you know and in the park a lot of guys would come out there. We're here all of these rap. Legends were in the park and and he all these stories so yeah it was definitely an apart but it was a combination as part and then somebody's radio to describe more about like the the What was going on in the park and what was going on in the community center pink. The picture. I just love to imagine what you saw so the community center parties. I was definitely too young for that. I would see all the people going dressed up if it was winter. They had the sheepskin coats on. They were excited. Like i thought they were going to some big place where i didn't realize they were going right to the community center right in the neighborhood. You talking talking. Eighty three eighty five. You know in in the park they had people will come there and they have like a set up a stage like i. I don't know the city would have people come out there. Set up a stage and do shows like. I'm looking at people in costumes and stuff like that just while stuff. I was seeing the parks and then the jams were happen. When when i got when it got to the park jams you know my mom's they want me to go over here so we could hear it from across the street. We could watch them even help them carry records. You know you're going to apart you jam. We see them coming through the block with the commitment. Get out the way. Let's get out the way kids and we want to. We were excited. Seeing this happen. They were homemade speakers. All the wires where they would take electricity from the streetlamp and and plug it up to the equipment outside and watch the cops route around and make sure everything was okay. Tell them to turn it down and then they leave and then they turn it back up and got tired of messing with them. They just let it let it play so then i got a little older take. It was like the end of the community center. I remember there being mc battles in there is. mc's from my block. the ill matic emcees. They were from our block sudan. He's guys who i looked up to. Who who were good at what they did i would. I would listen to them. Rap here and there but How much older avenue. I.

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"rick rubin" Discussed on Broken Record

Broken Record

04:50 min | 1 year ago

"rick rubin" Discussed on Broken Record

"Hey guys. Mc cited to share a little something different with you. All Rick. Rubin doesn't sit for a lot of interviews outside of broken record, so when he got with quest loved to tape an episode of his podcast quest, love supreme. We thought we'd bring it to you here. To. Of course you know quest slow from his many ventures from the roots to the tonight show and a thousand other things. But if you heard him on our season two opener, you know there are few people who love talking music as much as quest. It makes his podcast a joy to listen to. So after checking out this episode Rick Rubin be sure to go and subscribe and check out other episodes of Quest Love Supreme. Enjoy. Quest Love Supreme is a production of IHEART radio..

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"rick rubin" Discussed on Questlove Supreme

Questlove Supreme

04:33 min | 1 year ago

"rick rubin" Discussed on Questlove Supreme

"The songs ready. We have to find a way. That when the moment is right to make it, we can make it and I can think of very few times in my life where it hasn't worked out where at a time I might have been making five albums at the same time. back in the days when I'd have to go from studio to studio. It might be. We're doing overdubbed with this artist and I'm working on just vocals with another artist on a different album at at same time. Maybe I do noon to noon to three with one artist and three to six with another artist. That way or maybe I'm doing pre production with one and working on mixing with another, and it could be as many as four or five or six going on same times, not unusual because some of them could go on for years, you know. Game going. I work with engineers and each project usually try to have an engineer dedicated to that particular project. Okay, the TAG team partner. So and also I like to work in the old days. They used to work all night drive home. His son was coming up now modern early schedule, so I like that session. Start at like noon or one. And I like to be done by six now. That doesn't mean on strokes album which we just made recently just came out. Three weeks ago or something right? I would from. Noon to six. And then I would leave a list a to do list, so the band could go on working as late as midnight. If you know they banned could work as long as they want and have a list of things to do in addition to anything. They WANNA try on their own. And then the next morning I would come in. We review what happened the night before, and then we would start on the day's work. I try. And I've also by making a lot of albums of come to realize. When my voice is particularly helpful in the process and Sometimes, it's in pre production. It means a lot in the basic track. It means a lot getting the vocals that means a lot but many of the other times during overdose during Guitar Solos. I usually I trust the artist I. Let them do it. Then I might come in like with Tom Morello for doing on either of rage record an audio slave record. She'll do Solos on everything, and then and say you know those are all great, and this one's not as good like we got and then maybe. Redo this or if there's ever ones where it's like, let's work on this one together for some reason. If he if he can't crack the code on his own, then we'll do it together, but I i. don't like to hold an artist's hand I. Don't like to alternate if the artist feels like they've done everything themselves. That's the best feeling for me like. I don't want I. Don't want to. I don't want the process to be about me. Life lessons. WanNa Noli Life Lessons Rick Rubin. Don't make you about you and walk first thing in the morning. Don't want the process to be Agra for you..

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"rick rubin" Discussed on Questlove Supreme

Questlove Supreme

03:47 min | 1 year ago

"rick rubin" Discussed on Questlove Supreme

"Yeah with McCartney talked about making something has not yet happened, but you never know. I would be. Interested to see how that works. A major settled down into podcast world, and was it the allure of doing it with Malcolm glad well, and was hetland like why? Why is that now? Another Part Party your? Can give a small preface for this question, so I. Did you very first podcast? was that something like that? One of one of the first the pilot, but yeah you're you're in there. Okay I literally had no idea what I was walking into 'cause you know sometimes my business. Be just little bit Janke. So. I was I was on my way to studio thinking. I was doing ACCUA LS episode. ooh, because it was the same studio wherever we interviewed. Heather Hunter or that Jazz Studio that Steve Recommend. I got there and I was like Oh shit I'm here to do a less episode with Malcolm Glatt well. I was like wait. Where's where's the in everyone at and then I was like wait. Rick Rubin you're on this episode to and I just winged it about twenty minutes into it. I realized. Oh I'm here. I gotta read my emails better. I'm here to deny the interview. You've got to prepare for. Ryan Amir like being interviewed by at least those two, sometimes the seat. Would just freestyle and a podcastone having no. Clue what I'm there for and just getting lucky so when I did their episode I literally went to that building. Thinking it's a Malcolm. Glad well episode of course Love Supreme. Even want to Rick Rubin's face on the television thing because he did about monitor I was Hella confused I was like wait a minute?.

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"rick rubin" Discussed on Questlove Supreme

Questlove Supreme

05:37 min | 1 year ago

"rick rubin" Discussed on Questlove Supreme

"I just. I just felt like it was a bad vibe like I. Never discussed it with L.. We never talked about it. It just felt like. Something's going on here. That's dark. And this is not energy for me to be around this. Good is not gonNA. Come from this situation. And I just sort about a minute ended up. It ended up turning bad. sometime. I don't know how much longer but I think. There were ended up. Being problems between Allen has died after that, but it. It just yeah just felt to shady felt too I didn't like that they were not nice to Russell Russell really cared about l. like firing, a guy who was really working for you this new guy coming in the scene kind of under questionable. Yes, uses dad, but still wasn't he? His Dad before he was local, right, it was just. It just felt very. Weird. Can you explain to me? What exactly was your role? In yeezus! And in the life of Pablo. because. It's just to see the credits on the albums I'm just assuming that you're in a room..

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"rick rubin" Discussed on Questlove Supreme

Questlove Supreme

05:35 min | 1 year ago

"rick rubin" Discussed on Questlove Supreme

"And telling them finally that if we can't work this stuff out, we can't get to the bottom of this. I gotta leave and I said. You know I I never signed a contract. Russell signed the contract. I never signed anything. To leave. And he said wait a minute. Wait a minute. What did you just say? And I said. Yeah I said I never signed a contract. You know only Russell signed, and he said okay. Wait a minute. You'RE GONNA, have to start back at the beginning. Because I wasn't listening to anything you were saying. Sat my sound effect would be. This is really now. This is real. So. How long until DEF, American is started. Right away. Because when I left DEF jam, I had already started like slayer was signed Def jam originally. Dancing was signed to Def jam originally and. Dice I can't remember if dice was if I had already signed is not. When I remember going out to lunch with Russell and saying you know this is GonNa work I don't the relationship with Colombia's bad and Osa. What that meeting that I told you about the start at the beginning again meeting. With that meeting. After that meeting! I told Russell. This is not good. We can't do this anymore and the way that Columbia ended up fixing. It was to write a big check to DEF jam without dealing with any of the problems, it was just a check. Russell school with that and I was not cool with that, so that was sort of You know what I don't think we can do this anymore. Like this doesn't feel right, and I said to him I said. Do you want to leave the company? And he said I don't WanNa. Leave and I said Okay I'll have to leave. And, it was just like that there wasn't. and. That's it yeah. YIKES! 'cause you left before it well, you laugh at the beast. He's left correct. Is Left. Yeah. How did did you like? Acid rock or any MD JOE have have conversations about why you left or whether interest. Interestingly, interestingly, we have never really discussed it, and it's definitely an elephant in the room. That would be good to discuss and we just never did, but I'm sure it'll happen. It may happen next week. Like, it'll happen. What were your thoughts on Paul's Boutique? Loved. It thought it was the I. Remember listening to it at the Mondrian Hotel, me and Chuck d together we were we were there because I think public enemy was going to appear somewhere in California, or whether it was a club date or a TV show. But. We're at the Mondrian. We got an advance I. Don't even know if it was in advance. It might have just been like from the studio like they had just finished it..

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"rick rubin" Discussed on Questlove Supreme

Questlove Supreme

05:16 min | 1 year ago

"rick rubin" Discussed on Questlove Supreme

"He told me stories of things that happened back then that I didn't remember, but it was funny like like with licensed to ill. He. He said he goes into a meeting like well Rick Rubin says we can't put a barcode on the outside of cover. And we have to figure out how we're going to do this because we've never done this before. And the you know the people in the meal, who the fuck is Rick Rubin what he means like we. Were doing this. Of course it's going to have a barcode is like nobody. Rick won't let us have the Barcode he's like he's insistent so. Again I had no memory of that, but we would fight. We would fight for the art to get the art the way we want it. All the time and people just didn't know what it was gonNA say. It's very little understanding of what it was that we were doing. Who conceptualize the album cover for licensed ill? That was me and. I'll tell you I had just read the. Led, Zeppelin Book Hammer the gods about them, being torn all the debauchery of crazy rock stardom. And I an and there were images of led Zeppelin's airplane in the book. And it just seemed like. Wow, that's just like the height of decadence this. An airplane at this crazy rock and roll lifestyle, going on and I thought I'd be interesting to have a C., boy, beastie, boy, every airplane, representing this sort of crazy battery. All made up. You know none of this was true. We were kids who were kids in school. You know this was None of this was accurate. This was a fantasy based on loving loving led Zeppelin. It was a fantasy of will. What about a Beastie Boys? Jumbo jet that rams into a mountain like that? That's like the way the story ends is the. It goes with this crazy rock and roll lifestyle, and I thought will, because it would be a gate fold. It'd be like you'd see the front of it and you'd think it. was you just think it was an airplane, and then you'd open it up and you'd get the reveal of the back and then. Yeah, and then when I drive from Parents House Long Island into the city, I would always pass the globe. from the that's in the centerfold and I was sought out. It'd be great like some day. That would be a great thing to use in a photograph, and then the opportunity with the beastie boys, the inner the inner, Sleeve. has anyone ever. Knows where when I seen it I remember getting the album. Like thanksgiving eighty six I I would like to think that I think came out November. Of Eighty six late November. but this.

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"rick rubin" Discussed on Questlove Supreme

Questlove Supreme

05:25 min | 1 year ago

"rick rubin" Discussed on Questlove Supreme

"I'll say that I. think it always changes at the time that I was more of a beat making producer, which are the days we're talking about now. I was not not good at this the psychology part and the. Collaborating I was not good. I was much more of a i. know what's good and you're gonNA. Do it my way. Probably for my hip hop early hip hop days. And then as I started working with more rock bands, I started understanding more the dynamics of working with a group of people and now the most interesting thing for me when I worked with an artist is. I can clearly point out where I think the strengths and weaknesses are. But I don't feel like it's my responsibility. To solve the weaknesses I'll have to do is point out like This section here isn't as good as it could be. What can we do to make it better? Whereas in the old days? I'd say this section isn't as good and this is what we're GONNA do now. It's this part isn't as good. How do you guys suggest we fixing and all about affective? It's all based on your opinion. Great I mean like. How you feel, it is opinion everything everything has to do with opinion every the whole job. The whole job of doing this is pure opinion it's. Okay so before before I get to the Beastie Boys. Well I'm pay bills sort of sorry to divert. Actually my next question leads to what you were it with Bill which is basically. Whenever you show up and whenever you show up in the credits. To things are bound to happen and that is. You're going to. Reduce the sound, so we already talked about the idea of you stripping stuff down to just it's bare bones and making it loud. But it's also you really. Introduced the idea of cross genres and modern hip hop. Music I mean with. With run DMC having their biggest hit with. Walk this way. Even with the Beastie Boys at least in their their narrative of it like we were making fun of smoking in the boys room, and now go would fight for your right to party, but even with Johnny cash to hurt or.

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"rick rubin" Discussed on Questlove Supreme

Questlove Supreme

05:59 min | 1 year ago

"rick rubin" Discussed on Questlove Supreme

"What I heard different about the club versus the records and I and a lot of this has to do with me, not knowing anything. The the way that rap records had been made up until that point. Those records were made by people who had made other records so at the time. If you'RE GONNA make a club record. It would be like like heartbeat it would be. A ban it would be a band record with women singing. AREN BE. that would be the club record. And then when the people who didn't understand hip hop, but under stood making club records saw this new thing rap music. They thought okay. We'll do the band doing the R&B. Song and we'll have the guy rap on it. Instead of having the girls sing on it. And Man's. What hip hop record sounded like, but that's not what the club sounded like. The club sounded like Dj. Culture drum machines, maybe not so many drum machines, but some at that point more DJ culture. It was really about the BJ cutting it up. So if you went to see if you went through the treacherous three live. It wasn't a band playing their song like it was unevenly. Enjoy records. It was the DJ cutting up the records with the MC's. And that's what that's. How I understood hip hop. Was this homemade music with rapping? So that. That's and that's why jazzy why it was important for me like I would never wanna sign I would never think of doing a Attila rock record without having a DJ associated with it because it's like what made it. Hip Hop was the two of them it was. The band. Together? They were the Beatles right, but by himself it was just it was another singer. You know it was Frank Sinatra. It's it's different, so I thought as a group. And the music was an important part of. For me, the DJ Culture was as important as the MC. Always it was always both. So that's an I and Jessie J was my favorite deejay and asked him if he would be on the record and joined. The group would special. K, that's how that's how it happened. Wow was it hard to 'cause. You know the stories that I've heard from. Russell's react since the record was that it was hard to believe that this white boy made such a definitive. Black album. So, how how how hard was it to convince people that you're the guy that made? It's yours like. Was it hard sell or it? The whole thing was so strange like it was. The record was already a weird record. Yes, Russell always referred to it as more black than anything else. But to me it was just more representative of the club..

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"rick rubin" Discussed on Questlove Supreme

Questlove Supreme

05:05 min | 1 year ago

"rick rubin" Discussed on Questlove Supreme

"Seven inches, I can remember shopping for forty fives in Times Square store in oceanside. And snoopy versus the red. Barron may have been one of them, but I don't i. don't remember exactly what the record was. What was what was the moment you realize that? I like space in in the music world or that's what I WANNA do. I don't know that I ever had that. Feeling I, mean I knew that I loved it and I knew that it would be a huge part of my life, but I never thought it would be my job. Really okay well, I. Think, that was. I didn't think that was a realistic possibility. I was going to have a real job. That would support my music habit. What were you planning on becoming? I was on track. My parents had me on track to be a lawyer. That would have been there. With their. We should've have either been a doctor or a lawyer I was afraid of. You. I I don't know, and then I thought. Oh well their lawyers involved in the music industry, so maybe I could be involved in that way because I have a job, but my real love his music, but I didn't know anyone who did music as a job. I didn't think that was a real thing. What were your parents? My Dad. Was a businessman store owner. My mom was a housewife is Rick Rubin your birth name. Frederick J Reuben is the name I was born with, but I was called Rick from the time it was kid. No, no one ever called me anything else. Yeah, you would've been Ruben attorney at law. That's a lawyer's Day okay I get it. I know there's there's a story that I heard about once performing at CBGB's, and it was less than desirable, and I believe. The end result. Was Your father coming down from Long Island, but he was dressed as a cop did I make up that story? My mind or I i..

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Beastie Boys Made a Movie. We Made a Beastie Boys Podcast.

The Big Picture

09:03 min | 1 year ago

Beastie Boys Made a Movie. We Made a Beastie Boys Podcast.

"I'm Shawn Fantasy and this. Is the big picture a conversation? Show about Beastie Boys. That's right beastie. Boys made a movie beastie boys story which is directed by Spike Jones and available to watch right now on apple. Tv plus. If you're like me and worship Beastie boys you need to watch this movie later in the show. I'll be talking to add rock. And like diaw Beastie boys about their movie history their favorite fruits. How they're doing in quarantine. The New York Knicks documentaries that they want to see a bunch of other stuff as I tried to keep them focused on our conversation. A really love these guys beastie. Boys are my favorite band ever and it isn't even really close so to talk about them before we get to them. I asked the VIC Ferrari to my Alessandro Allegra. Join me it's Chris Ryan. Hi Chris. I've always seen myself more as a Nathan Wind Guy. I've been waiting my whole life to do this. Podcast so let's go. I'm very glad you're here with me. I can't think of anybody else. I'd WanNa have here other than you. Except maybe Mike the Inadequacy and they're coming later. So when I say beastie boys what's the first thing that pops in your head Chris? Probably the invention of cool so I think one thing that we've talked about a lot over the last twelve to eighteen months. We've had a lot of Quentin Tarantino podcasts. We've we celebrated a lot of his movies on the watchable. We talked about them on. Big Picture Podcast with him and something that comes up. Ally is kind of how he gave us a vocabulary or language to through which to understand culture and understand the world and I think the Beastie boys are equally responsible for that in both of our lives in terms of introducing us to so much music and so much other culture that wound up becoming just part of our like way in which we relate to the rest of the world through these like Kung Fu and exploitation movies through rap Reggae punk rock weird funk like all like it just basically made collectors and fans out of out of us at the risk of stepping on music exists. I wanted to ask you why you think you. And I to some extent to are so interested in figures who are all about basically like recombinant culture. You know who take all the disparate parts of stuff that they love and smash it all together because that is the thing that the movie and then returning to all of this music that I listened to over and over and over and over again in my life that I have thought about is like wow they really just jammed all the stuff they liked together to make something new like. What is it about that? The second part of what you said is the most important thing. Do you think about the people that we really respond to. Wu Tang clan quitting Tarantino. Beastie boys it means we're very basic very and B. It's the most important part is finding the second thing the thing that you're GonNa make out of all this shit. And that's what makes me so excited is when someone uses all these postmodern tools in these reconstructs. All these things out of this of Cultural Ephemera to say something else. Wootten Klan took all those Kung Fu movies and took all those samples but made something that could only have been made in Staten Island. You know back could only have made the music. He made with the experience that he had. And the Beastie boys could only have been the beastie boys by combining bad brains with run DMC. Yeah and I feel like it's not a mistake that so much of what we do at the ringer and so much of what you and I have been trying to do in. Our lives is basically celebrate and be enthusiastic about the things that we care about and I feel like these artists are the same way if you if you think about Beastie boys and you even look at the way they tell their story in the movie. It's just we really liked was the clash and grandmaster flash and Cheech and Chong and we were trying to find a way to make all those things make sense together and I feel the same way about what we do every day I feel about you and I love the NBA and we love Top Gun and we love. I love deb's I don't know how you feel Dad's but You know just trying to find a way to make all those things fit together so I feel like I have aped and tried to copy a lot of what those guys do. And I feel like a kinship to their their mission their creative project. Absolutely I mean like you and I don't mean to make it sound like you. And I are the Beastie boys here but you know. I think that we use the Internet the way other people would use a sampler right and we draw in all these different media. We'd take youtube videos. We take a picture and I think it was probably more the case before we started working professionally together in an editorial capacity but we would have like tumblers and blog spots and you were just kind of like throw a picture Steve McQueen up in an article you were writing about those face and it would have some sort of relationship and I think that that was our way of continuing along this tradition of mixing and matching different pieces of culture to say something about yourself. The thing that you said that I think is probably one of the most important parts of the movie that will nocco very remarked upon because a lot of it is going to be spent talking about. Yok and it should be because this is very much I think an image to him in a real moving tribute to their friend but when Mike D says in the beginning of the movie that he was just this weird kid who found the clash. Not only is that like. That's the origin story for a lot of people. Who like they find that one band? Whether it's the dead or the clash or you know run DMC. Whoever it is that makes them think that they are now. All of not alone in the world the clashes like a really really important. Template for the Beastie boys because they are basically A Crossroads Group A marketplace. At Crossroads Group. It's where all these different cultures are coming. And they're setting up their wares and you can pick and choose off these tables and then you go home and you make something out of it. And that's what the clash did too. I mean you can make a lot of arguments about appropriation. And whether or not the people who the clash were taken from or or paying homage to properly compensated for the work that they did And the same thing could go. For the Beastie boys but I think a lot more people know about Lee Perry. Because of the Beastie boys did not you know and and that's like a really really important act in culture. Everything is about timing too I think about when they hit the scene and who they were working with and on the one hand I guess there's an appropriation question. I think they've moved past that so effectively because they were just literally there with Russell. Simmons and Rick Rubin and run DMC making music together and they were a part of something that was essentially punk at the end of its first true like lightning rod phase at the end of the day and and rapid the Dawn. You know I mean. They weren't there necessarily in in the parks in the south. Bronx but you know one thousand nine hundred. Eighty three played on the radio. Yeah Yes yes. And there's that great moment in the movie where Africa is asked about cookie. Post by one of the members of the Beastie boys and you can see like they're they're they're they're in the moment and they're going to dense area and you know performing for white people introducing them to wrap it away and that couldn't have happened if they if it was just five years earlier five years later. The same is true for the class. You know it's like they arrived at a time when the world was ready to hear rock and try to play reggae. And what that means for the future reggae. There's something also about this specific approach to the world though that jumps out to me. Which is it's not. Just this is what we like. It's this is what we like and I don't care if you don't like it and I don't I actually don't care if you don't get it because when I think about the things that I knew when I first heard the band it was you could fit it inside of a very small box. I just did my cultural reference points. The music that I knew about the the records the comedy everything that they were throwing in. I wouldn't say that I discovered them because they were sampled for three seconds on a on a record on policy boutique but they were a window. You know I had never heard of Sadaharu. Oh until I heard the beastie boys rap about him you know like there's so much in their music the sampling the lyric writing even if it is in their songs are very rarely like high minded. They're not necessarily pursuits of big ideas. But they put big ideas in front of you. Just by dint of what they were interested in and I I liked that kind of take it or leave it quality they bring to it and I feel like that really comes out in the movie too. Don't you think yeah? It's only a couple of people are lucky enough to have other people care about the thing that they care about. You know you can. You can play the game and you can try. Ride the wave of what's popular at any given moment. But it's so weird because what the beastie boys did especially once they move to La. I think wound up having such an incredibly profound formative effect on all the culture that comes after it but it so it winds up being underrated as as to what a zag that was how crazy it was for those guys to be like. Yeah we'RE GONNA LEAVE NEW YORK. We're GONNA leave behind rapper. We're going to go to capitol from Def Jam. And we're GONNA work with these two producers that basically no one's ever heard of an assemble these like really out there incongruous samples to build together a new sound that we're gonNA use to define us for the next couple of decades. The only thing I wanted to talk about because I think is probably also a reason why you and I like them. Much is that and this comes across very much in the movie much

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"rick rubin" Discussed on Broken Record

Broken Record

10:44 min | 1 year ago

"rick rubin" Discussed on Broken Record

"Here's Rick Rubin and David Blaine who connected recently on zoom. The the reason that I wanted to talk to you is. I'm feeling a collective fear in the air. I feel like I feel like I'm not feeling my fear. So much is. I'm feeling everybody's fear is a cloud of fear. Emir started thinking about different times in my life. Been afraid of something or people. I know who have insights into fear and I remember when I was learning to spend time in the ice in an ice bath that the longest I could ever stay in was a few minutes until I did it with you when I did it with you. Your perspective on it. Open my mind and helped me deal with the fear of staying longer in You. Talk me through it and in that experience If opened me up to conquer fear so I wanNA talk to you. In general about the idea of conquering sears. Sound good it's great. What's said tell me a little bit about your relationship to fear. Well you know I am. I mean I guess my. My outlook on everything was already. My mother conferences kid but when she was really sick when she was dying instead of focusing on the difficult ardor sad angel art. She looked at the beauty in everything so she didn't focus on herself and complained so she she made death very poetic very beautiful which I think is like one of the best gifts. Give to your kid. Just that immediately made me NA afraid of the unknown which is that but as far as I was always pushing my body to do things that were like goal and probably dangerous since I was five years old. And here's the symbol formula for it. Simple formula is just. Don't just jump into the unknown. You go step by step by step by step slowly so if you go like if I was to hold my breath for twenty minutes. I'd be afraid that it's GonNa have cardiac arrest. I'll be debt but you don't start like that circe. Why did three and a half minutes kid? There's people that are free. Divers have done this amount of time. Let me train the best people. Let me slowly build a resistance or tolerance and understand the pain that I'm going to go through so I could process it. And fight it. So my outlook corona and obviously. I'm not a doctor. King gives advice spot the way I look at it. Is You have to do the things that you know our best so cleaner Diana. You don't eat products. That create mucus like dairy processors or breads or things like that. You have ginger garlic you outs. You know. Sixteen ounces of water before every anything that you drink you keep yourself hydrated so you do all the things you can really be ready for the fight because fear like let's say you're an has manic which. I was kiss and have a smaller than average lung capacity. It's scary thing. I'm a coronas. Couldn't give me it pneumonia types. You know in my lungs could shut down so what I WANNA do is if I was a smoker which I'm not I wouldn't talk cigarettes because why do anything. They can make the virus that much more effective in its path to destroy. So that's number one number two. Is He follow all the rules? Don't go near people is much as you can buy will void contact other than the people that you're warranting. Obviously in for me the other thing that I really like about which is I would say if you also studied in point of view is and I'm not saying that this is right or wrong such as my perspective. But the reason we don't want the virus spread is quickly as it's spreading. Because you don't know you have symptoms you. You're not aware of it. You don't feel anything often and you're very contagious right so you don't want to spread everywhere that we couldn't fight it. It's just the wrong. Want a hospitals to suddenly become flooded. Which is what's happening in then. Everybody's losing hospital beds. The respirators in its shutdown. So not that you want to fear the virus you WanNa do the right precautions to protect not even just yourself everybody around you so I think knowledge is basically the best way to overcome fear now as a kid my mother the only furiously Dave is when she saw not approaches because of robots at Rice but when he saw like spiders or something buddy how so I was always afraid of Little bugs not outgrow spies. Afraid of every other little so magician. Friends would come over. We'd be brainstorm magic and like I see a bug jokic right and I wasn't so to get over that fear I would have people come over. Boggs insects spiders talk. You know everything and I play with them. That's temporarily getting over it. So Affleck happened and I really over my last year which have been set certain insects so I took my brother too but sauna and He's the most afraid of every big kiss. Teach them how to get over that but anyway we go to Africa and we're in these little camps and with the guy who died. Who's he was the lion man? He goes out with the lines. They actually looks like a lion and he brings a roll of toilet paper. No weapons of calls out wildlife attack him. You can see it on Youtube. He would throw the toilet paper like fake. Though in the lines that jumped this guy grew up in the bush with the lions so he and hippos he would scare that is presence was unbelievable but anyway so that night after we went out with alliance and crossed out with them and she plays with the you know down while they're eating zebras. Really unbelievable but that night. I went to bed and I gave my brother a ice fishing day that I had some really serious high-tech which I shouldn't have done. So he hears something walking around his and then nighttime really mostly around his and I just assume it's elephant island but my brother looks through way and it's a hippo just circling against any. Here's the hippos deadly animals and that they'll just shop in half so I'm brother doesn't sleep the whole day since looking to this thing and boat was so what happened with me is bombing this ten. I'm being careful because even if it's an Alpha more you don't WanNa get anything in this little town low and I put my on my phone light on and I look up. And there's thousands of bugs all over the top of my tat. I'm like okay. We're in this together and I realized that those insects or my friends Jokic and from that move without insects. Sometimes it is just like a flute thing often. I think it's like you know the process. Trying to understand the information to get over arch and to learn until accelerate. So it's like and I also look at things as a challenge so like even with my daughter when she takes shower in the morning we use. I would tell her okay. Let's crank up the coal. Just want her. So when when over friends won't go in the ocean because the oceans older family she goes right in and it's just the mindset of like I can overcome this you know so it's and and that translates across the board so whether you're running as hard as you can are holding your brother you know I it standing up in one place for seventy three hours things like that. You have endorsed slowly build a tolerance at an understanding of what you're really doing. The research study with a smartest people that you can. And and that's the best way the you know. I think so to work on facing the fear in the most diligent efficient by. How'd you deal with the When you're in it I'll give you an example one time I was Bodysurfing in Venice with a mutual friend of ours and the waves getting big and it seemed normal at first and then the ways we're getting bigger and bigger and it was a pretty big day to begin with Benway's get bigger and we're out next. Look here the waves started crashing over the pier. Really big and I remember our friend look at me and saying you know Mike. This be in trouble. And that was the last thing he said and then he was gone. And then I'm sort of in the drop zone and just waves are crashing on me and came really close to ground and and I remember thinking I know the worst thing I can do is panic so I know panic. Panic will only hurt in this situation. But when you're being held underwater by waves will come for breath in a wave crashes you even if there's a conversation that goes on between. I know I'm not supposed to panic. This isn't going to help me. And the other voices. There's no where where Anneke hard to control. I think you know know number. One Rule of the twenty one laws of the Samrai's accept everything. Exactly the way it is and I think even in the worst situation we panic and go crazy and let it you. Won't you won't win that battle so you kind of have to accept what the situation is. And then in a very careful and clever way Dr outmanoeuvring but without fighting it. Because you're never going to beat the Osa you know so so you have to kind of smooth into it and have the faith that you can be on there for a little more than you think you can relax. Go go with a little bit. Which is the only option. Have you ever had that? Come up like in the midst of a challenge. Have you come up of what do I do now? Every time I'm holding my breath for a really long breadth hold. My heart gets really weird. Does these strange things. And that makes you get more focused on the heart and it doesn't help so I've learned over the years even when pushing to the extreme. You're just accept it in and go with it so you know that that that's the best thing that I've learned went on pushing to those extreme places it gets a little out of control. Let's talk about each one of the things.

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Tinashe's Independent Return to the Music Industry

Just The Sip

12:16 min | 1 year ago

Tinashe's Independent Return to the Music Industry

"Welcome my girl tonight. I just want to let you guys. We met one night. We were bullock La at the club. We were extreme batting. Yeah it's stream fighting Buzi Veloso five and these two girls were literally like the white man who does a tight wire across the gray anion on heels this long dancing and work in. And we're like we need to know y'all y'all come party. Etta linked up linked up. And we've been friends ever since two dropping it low. That was a fun night burn night. Yeah there's no way she's out with the people she was I with the people in Chile Chile cheers to that graduated into it. I gotTa get strange. You get into it. Thank you new record. Save Room for us. Yeah out a million a week in a week. What's it like? That fans are responding to this new. Sound it honestly means everything because this is me you know like before. I think I was learning kind of coming up in the game finding my way and I felt really great to be in the position with my previous record label to release. My first vote was two point five albums and learned a lot. Got To work with all these different producers collaborate with so many different amazing artists. But I felt kind of towards the end of that experience that I wasn't hundred percent being true to like who I needed to be. And that was for. Like a zillion different reasons. It's really hard to pinpoint like one particular reason or it was over the course of a seven year relationship with that situation so I found myself in the place where I just felt like I needed to step back like fine pause in my life really reinvent and become artists that I felt that I truly like was an and just continue on like a trajectory that I was headed towards. I felt like I was kind of like coasting through my career like going through the motions instead of doing what you really really wanted. Artists come here and all they want is at record deal. They want apple to see them. They want to be a part of that. And you had it and then you let it go. Was that a mind for you to like say. Ok. I'm going to do this on my own. Yes myself. It's a big risk right because you lose that kind of machine that kind of solidifies like a lot of different things way budgets. Like making sure that you know you get your stuff out there at first. It seems like okay. How am I going to actually even function as an artist without this machine? That has been internationally pushing me for so long. You know there's so many different components that go into it and I think for me Taking that risk felt like a better option than to continue on what I was doing before like I had to for my soul like take it there. I had to like for me. It felt very very much like spiritual like an instinct calling to like. I have to you know this is. This is the time. This is the perfect opportunity. Gobert Sean you said like there's a spider. My house yeah. I'm not just going to kill spider. I'M GONNA burn the whole month and read somewhere that you've fired fired. You parted ways with everybody. Everybody here in makeup. You parted ways with the you party ways with lawyers rainbows managers lawyers businessmen and Jerry's style literally across the Board. Just wanted to be like clean slate. I'm GonNa just from the ground up really reduce. I connect reconnected with a lot of people that I was really great friends with and I've I guess also kind of re affirmed the of my friendships in this industry because the have built a lot of like really genuine relationships. And I think that those have also really kind of kicked into gear in taking me to another place where I'm using actual real creative energy and people around me instead of kind of just. I don't know it's hard. It's hard to describe but like when you're kind of in sometimes a label situation at least in my experience. It feels like there's this disconnect between the artists and Mike. Every thing that happens like even like collaborations like you don't really talk to the artists when you collaborate with them or like say you like yeah you WanNa like create something you WanNa do something. There's always this transactional situation that happens. Let's let's bring that to people who don't realize slumber party Britney Spears. Oh my God when you collaborate with the Britney are you in the studio with Britney or are you talking about her looks I send you a track and say we want you to be on this. Yes yes yes. Yes which is very typical of situations so it just feels very much more natural. Now that I'm having to kind of reach out to people myself make those connections myself and it feels more valuable and just feels like everything. There's a better synergy that I do. Because you Rick Rubin right now in the sense reminding do this at Your House. You do this on your own my own space in my own environment which feels really comfortable and really genuine authentic which. I think people can tell the difference. You know. There's so much. Fake Ness in the world that people have really a craving and looking for authenticity. Whatever that means even if that means like being independent doing stuff on your own now how did you find friends in the music industry? Because I feel like it's the mother. Oh yeah everybody answer themselves. It's Ache I feel I. Can you explain this to me? We went on a hike that everybody's just offer themselves. How do you find those authentic artists that are actually friends? And who are there for you during this process? I think again. That's kind of what I've really been able to realize a lot with this current time period. Because I've been able to see who is there for just for the art or is there just for me as a as a friend or as the support system. I've really been able to find out who those people are and I think. Yeah real genuine friendships. Maybe in the music industry can be few and far between but I think that you can still find great collaborative friendships and great stuff. Yeah from my make some people. Yeah you know anybody that surprise you when you were like. Hey Bro I want you to be on his mother. Navam and they were like Who Not specifically now that I can think of where you have intuition too. Yeah yeah the whole thing. Are you try to kind of already collaborate with people who are seemingly giving you that kind of energy already yeah? It's almost like single life. It's like when you've been married. Seven years mighty big and then you get the single moment you live your best life and you meet all these really cool people and you find yourself then. You're doing this whole thing. Would you ever go back into a marriage with the label after doing it by yourself and if you would what would be different? I would say never say never at this current point now the right situation came on came about I would definitely consider it But for me. What really held me back from kind of even exploring that with releasing this last album was. I just felt like there was so much of this kind of same thought process So just kind of like going from one relationship to another. That was just extremely similar. So it didn't feel like growth for me. I felt like I had to give myself the opportunity to try to do it without this dated mentality of like just approach to making music and our approach to releasing music is. It's hard like artists. Talk about it all the time you know getting. It's hard to get there album out. It's hard to get creative differences or whatever I think it's the where business meets art. There's always going to be a risk you know. And now you're just doing art and now I'm just focusing our and it feels so much better. Yes so single we always talk about how Minna garbage in different locations different garbage gets at different locations. I say that it was an LA thing. And I beg to differ so you think it's just all over the place it's an epidemic. The new it's the old corona virus garbage. How do you have a hard time finding a dude got the MTA nausea? I mean well first of all I don't like actively look so that's part of it date maybe if I like dated maybe and meet some Nice people just genuinely don't like carve out the time but I've been to your house Taco Tuesday it's fine. There's some dude. I don't like talk to them. That's because you're too busy by the way this girl hugging the Taco. This girl has egg forty five people over at our house for Taco Tuesday. She's making the tacos. Her brother at work. She invites her parents to bring shrimp over to finish back on. We ran out of shrimp so I needed a more so I called my mom. Mom bring us another that. She comes in like stealth mode. But here's the lease and then leaves mom doesn't even stay with its hind. You find that family in Los Angeles because it's hard to make friends and find people who are genuinely here for you and not here for you the celebrity. Well I think for me the number one thing. That's helped me learn how to navigate is growing up here. I think you have a huge advantage because I think when you come here you tend to go to like all these certain circles in these certain environments where everybody around there is kind of trying to meet people or network or connect or be a part of the circle. When you're literally grow up here you're just in the suburbs here in Glendale Galleria. You know you're just you see that as like a part of the city that you can kind of use as a tool you can dip into relief from so I feel like people that are from the city and people who move here kind of experience l. a. differently just in their perspective of like the. Hollywood life like I've a lot of people who live here like people are so fake people are so fake my God and I'm like you have. Have you met people like really really like from here? There's a lot of soul there's a lot of heart is a lot of real genuine culture. But you could be who who are not from. La Because to get into the circle is hard okay. That's the other part that is why I kinda have this great circles because everybody that is in my immediate framework but whatever is people that have been there like from time so to get into that circle takes. Tell you what it feels like. Remember in blade whenever like the Vampires are all at Club in Germany and they're all like dance and Raven and all of a sudden the non vampire walks in and everyone's like nothing feels a non. La DO TRIES TO WALK INTO LA. Gang announced true. It's true it's hard I feel for. I feel for the people who move here as the Queen. Bee says because that's what happens. The Queen of Talk. You're cool you're at TACO Tuesday out. Good job tell people how you gotTa Start. Because you got your start at an early age. It's a it's quite a long story so when people get asked like how'd you get into the industry? It's hard to say it's like one thing or another. I was in my first movie when I was five years old. I started dancing four. I have been actively entertaining or like in the business since you could walk as long as I can remember. Yeah so that has just volved and continued to be like. I was thinking about my career and I was eight years old. You know so. It's always been a part of my life. It's like who I am and

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Robbie Robertson: Leader of The Band and Architect of Shangri La

Broken Record

08:55 min | 1 year ago

Robbie Robertson: Leader of The Band and Architect of Shangri La

"Here's Rick Rubin Malcolm Glad Well Bruce Adam from Shangrila speaking with the studios architect Robbie Robertson. We had a fantastic take the other day a year. And I'm when I was telling the stories of Shangri la you know stories he envisioned this place and built it and it was unbelievable and it was mine it it you know the other guys in the band thought this was a good. Hi Dear but from big pink to. Sammy Davis Junior's house to the worcester. We made these records in not not in studios in other places where there was an atmosphere and it could be our atmosphere and ours. Sounds you know now and every thing was not on somebody else's will way of doing of somebody else's wave likes. You know you would go into the studio Rodeo. And there'd be these used to be these union guys they'd be like Oh looks like it's lunchtime or like what are you talking about lunchtime. We're we're you know we're about to do something something and and they'd be an IV. Like I I don't know this should be louder than don't touch that you know. Yeah so I don't want that I. Ah I don't WanNa do that so I said what we're going to do is we're going to make these clubhouse these workshop these studios does things that is our world and arm music are sound and whether it was true or not. I believed that that it gave it a character and a saying which it did for better or worse. What's what's interesting about? That too. Is that now. It's become more the norm. Yeah Ah that that said when you did it technologically. It was much more difficult to do like when you did it. You needed big studio equipment like today. People people can do it on their laptops so they can. It's easier to make that jump but when you did it. The infrastructure involved was not easy to pull off. It was unheard of except for Les. Paul Les Paul said. I'm going to build studio at my house and I'm GonNa Build an Echo Chamber into the side of this hill right. And he was going to do all of these things. I had an argument demint the other day with Van Morrison about being able to do this kind of thing and because he was saying I only liked the play live just with my band and I go in and we sing and they play this song and we can capture a moment. We've all done that. I know it really well. I played Ricksen music the other day. That was all like first or second takes in it. Was You know songs you've heard. Yeah sounds you've heard a lot so so anyway so van saying it's gotta be live and it's got to be governed by and that's the way it used to be in a way of being I said what about less paw. Aw He overdubbed. He made things he played on top of himself. He doubled tracked. Things invented it so so van says I know but he was magic you recorded at. Sammy Davis Junior House. Yes we made the band album. The brown album And we rented. Sammy Davis Junior House in the Hollywood sunset is at plaza in the Hollywood hills. And we all stayed in the House for the family and we turn the pool house where he used to have have his. Party's with Frank Sinatra the rat back and all these people we turn that Pool House into his studio and the record company Penny thought. This was the worst idea they ever heard. I thought this was ridiculous. He said Dr Fifteen minutes. We have the best studio in the world here. Franks not for records year right all of this stuff and I was like no no no. This is a different thing and finally finally they were like okay. Okay I guess I don't know what you're doing and it's probably going to be bad but serious June didn't show up in another another. Sammy Davis Junior. He owned he still owned the House. He didn't live there so the magic him like he lived there. Stepping in on one of your according to what the House was built lower. You go into the the bathroom in the sink was down here and it was. Everything was built to his specifications you know and and I it seemed like this is great. This is great. Sammy's world's amazing. And so we recorded the album there and then we mix it or we're going to mix the record and there's this guy in New York. Toni Mae was his name and he had mixed the is the brothers. It's your thing. Do what you WanNa they do. So it was such a great sounding record we said wow. Let's see we can get Tony Maiden Mick says and he worked with Phil Ramone and all these people are which so anyway comes in and he puts up the tapes and everything and he says These tapes are awful. I'm going to have to do a lot of work. Arcand this and I thought I don't know if I like that. So anyway. He did a mix. There was not what I wanted at all. It's not the way I heard it all so anyway we're like thanks. Tony See You know and on which songs with these these were on the band album was the night they drove old. DIXIE DOWN UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK Whispering Pines on was wrong with his mixes his mixes were a trying to make this slick and bright and end and there was a witness to it. There was a muddiness to it that that suited the music it was earthy and I I want it that right. But he didn't get the joke so that was okay so I went and mixed the album with guy another another guy at the at the the old Jerry Ragavan said factory in New York this guy of mixed the album we mixed at the guys in the band. We were all in their the in God at the way that that I wanted so we get it and then it's like okay. The guy the mastering in guy his name is Bob Ludwig. You GotTa get him to master your record. So we take the record to Bob. Ludwig and and He puts you know he puts on the tape the mixes and everything and he says Oh boy is like Toni. May He's like I don't know I'm GONNA try see if I can fix this or save this and I'm like That's really depressing. So I go on I tell the other guys I said. I don't know we might have done this all wrong. Everybody's saying it's it's terrible and that you know so the net. I don't know a couple of days later. Bob Ludwig calls me and he says I am such an an idiot. I am such a fool. I didn't get it I so get it. This is maybe be the most interesting record I've ever heard. He said I'm so sorry. And he told me Bob Ludwig he said I made the same mistake when sly stone brought me. There's a riot going on. I thought that that was a big mistake. Sue Two and he said and then I realized it you know I had to accept it the way that I accepted your record and So I was like 'cause I thought he was right hit on and if he had a state with that I don't know what would have happened. So he you you know he mastered at hardly did anything to it in in the mastering and it was just one of those things it was a homemade saying it did have that character to it and that was part of its

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"rick rubin" Discussed on Broken Record

Broken Record

05:01 min | 2 years ago

"rick rubin" Discussed on Broken Record

"I'm back with Rick. And I asked him about the origins of one of his most famous collaborations, Rick Rubin. Jewish kid from Long Island and the man in black. How we how did that happen, by the way, the Johnny cash thing? It's also unusual way. At happened was I had worked with almost all the artists had produced up until that time where young artists for first time artist and all the artist I signed were debut artists. And I thought it would be fun challenge to make a really good album with a great artist. Who may be hasn't done. Great work for a while. So it was more like a was like a puzzle to solve. And when I thought about the different great artists who weren't doing great work. I when it came up was Johnny cash thought is I mean, he's Johnny cash or you know, I try to turn the. Because you're. The line. You listen to much country. Not really so you think of him. And then you saw what comes next I ask what's going on with him is on record label. He's playing at that time is playing in like small dinner futures around falon that low. And he'd been dropped from his label sort of like he had been discarded by the industry at that time. And I think part of the reason that he was open to working with me wasn't because he believed in me or believed in the idea. I think he was excited that somebody cared enough to want to do something because nobody else did had he heard of you. I don't know if he had l think so why would have did he ever listen to hip hop. No. No. So you're just basically co calling. I mean through his people, I'm guessing and we met backstage at a dinner theater in Orange County. And I remember it being awkward both of us were pretty quiet who I remember sitting on the couch for a long time and not really talking. But feeling even though it was awkward I felt comfortable with them. Yeah. And there was no idea of what it would be at the time. It was just sort of. Let's go on this. Journey do something and find what's great. Did. He have I did he who is the one who I sort of. Suggested the idea of doing these strip down covers is at your idea. It wasn't it wasn't. Well, I won't. No. Stand at the gates of Bill. It's started where we were looking for songs, and we would get together. So in terms of finding the material that best fit his voice. We would do these demos basically solo demos. But there was no thought that that's what the record would be like it was more. The first stage of this. Expedition was figuring out the material that was gonna work. Give me an example of a song that doesn't fit his voice and tell me why it doesn't there's a handful of things one is he has the feel an affinity for it. If he if he doesn't feel it. It's much harder. Second is subject matter would have to make sense for in his case. It was different because there's Johnny cash the human being and the MS Johnny cash the mythical man in black and my goal. Was to make music that always fit the mythical man in black now if Johnny cash human being as well, that's fine. But it didn't have to it was more important that it was. This sort of looming cartoon figure of who he was that's that's sort of. I thought you were going to say the exact opposite. I thought you're going to say we have been joined by a dog. But I thought you're gonna say my goal was to make music that fit the the human the human. No, he had hit even done that along the way, not always so successfully. Yeah. And I think it really went back to like, I think of the great Johnny cash moments. I shot a man in me. No just to watch him die the sort of outlaw figure now. Johnny cash in real life. Never shot a man in Reno just watch him die. But the mythical man in black did, and we responded, so it was more that it was more like these sort of grueling heavy introspective or revelatory thoughts because in real life..

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"rick rubin" Discussed on Revisionist History

Revisionist History

05:01 min | 2 years ago

"rick rubin" Discussed on Revisionist History

"I'm back with Rick. And I asked him about the origins of one of his most famous collaborations, Rick Rubin. Jewish kid from Long Island and the man in black. How we how did that happen, by the way, the Johnny cash thing? It's also unusual way. At happened was I had worked with almost all the artists had produced up until that time where young artists for first time artist and all the artist I signed were debut artists. And I thought it would be fun challenge to make a really good album with a great artist. Who may be hasn't done. Great work for a while. So it was more like a was like a puzzle to solve. And when I thought about the different great artists who weren't doing great work. I when it came up was Johnny cash thought is I mean, he's Johnny cash or you know, I try to turn the. Because you're. The line. You listen to much country. Not really so you think of him. And then you saw what comes next I ask what's going on with him is on record label. He's playing at that time is playing in like small dinner futures around falon that low. And he'd been dropped from his label sort of like he had been discarded by the industry at that time. And I think part of the reason that he was open to working with me wasn't because he believed in me or believed in the idea. I think he was excited that somebody cared enough to want to do something because nobody else did had he heard of you. I don't know if he had l think so why would have did he ever listen to hip hop. No. No. So you're just basically co calling. I mean through his people, I'm guessing and we met backstage at a dinner theater in Orange County. And I remember it being awkward both of us were pretty quiet who I remember sitting on the couch for a long time and not really talking. But feeling even though it was awkward I felt comfortable with them. Yeah. And there was no idea of what it would be at the time. It was just sort of. Let's go on this. Journey do something and find what's great. Did. He have I did he who is the one who I sort of. Suggested the idea of doing these strip down covers is at your idea. It wasn't it wasn't. Well, I won't. No. Stand at the gates of Bill. It's started where we were looking for songs, and we would get together. So in terms of finding the material that best fit his voice. We would do these demos basically solo demos. But there was no thought that that's what the record would be like it was more. The first stage of this. Expedition was figuring out the material that was gonna work. Give me an example of a song that doesn't fit his voice and tell me why it doesn't there's a handful of things one is he has the feel an affinity for it. If he if he doesn't feel it. It's much harder. Second is subject matter would have to make sense for in his case. It was different because there's Johnny cash the human being and the MS Johnny cash the mythical man in black and my goal. Was to make music that always fit the mythical man in black now if Johnny cash human being as well, that's fine. But it didn't have to it was more important that it was. This sort of looming cartoon figure of who he was that's that's sort of. I thought you were going to say the exact opposite. I thought you're going to say we have been joined by a dog. But I thought you're gonna say my goal was to make music that fit the the human the human. No, he had hit even done that along the way, not always so successfully. Yeah. And I think it really went back to like, I think of the great Johnny cash moments. I shot a man in me. No just to watch him die the sort of outlaw figure now. Johnny cash in real life. Never shot a man in Reno just watch him die. But the mythical man in black did, and we responded, so it was more that it was more like these sort of grueling heavy introspective or revelatory thoughts because in real life..

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"rick rubin" Discussed on Broken Record

Broken Record

04:40 min | 2 years ago

"rick rubin" Discussed on Broken Record

"It's definitely it's more strange than anything else is just and know what to make of it. Are you someone who's attached to your belongings? Not particularly I mean, I like the things I like, but but I feel like. Ultimately, it's just stuff. Yeah. And most stuff is replaceable in a way, it feels like a potential for a clean start. Yeah. When I moved from in town lived in a big old Spanish house filled with antiques when I moved to Malibu, I moved to this very empties N house that felt good. And this seems like an even more radical version of that where there's no house or stuff you've gone back to the oh, my Lord, traveling very light. Yeah. Have you talked to other people many there? Lots and lots of musicians available many musicians, many, friends and some people are reacting differently. Some people are really hysterical starkly upset some people are concerned with losing specific things. But there's the the reality of the situation. There isn't much think about whatever energy put into thinking about it won't change the situation. And it was thinking about it of all the you ask about the stuff. And when I was thinking about it last night. I got a little sad when I was kind of envisioning walking through the house. The the thing that made me saddest with trees, the trees are these big beautiful old trees that have been there for at least one hundred years. Yeah. And. You can always build a house, but the trees will never be those trees and so much of the personality of the place for me was the setting of the trees, so in that way, started thinking, oh really is a loss because those trees will likely not be there will you return to Malibu, I don't know. Lizzy? This was going to be broken record. Brought to you from Shangrila in beautiful Malibu. But now it's something else. So keep that in mind as you listened to the part of our conversation. The part that follows it was recorded in Malibu that doesn't exist anymore at little oasis that is no longer. A away says the grass is green sky was blue the trees beautiful. We sat in the main studio at Shangrila, all jumpy and ramped up as always Rick barefoot sitting crosslegged on one of the couches in the central studio. Talking softly like the OJ that he is. Appier time. Back then I had to ask about one of the Rick Rubin. Urban legends about the time. He played the famous New York punk club CBGB's in high school with his band, the pricks did he or did he not have his dad dress up in a policeman's uniform and shut down the show because the pricks too extreme even for CBGB's is true. The do really menu. It's possible. I honestly don't remember. But it's possible. And I remember even with early days of the beastie, boys. We would sort of manufacturer an incident Mia just exciting situations. Yeah. Yeah. This. This is consistent with your understanding of your dad's personality that he would play law. He would do that. Okay. Any any opportunity to perform as a policeman? Do you ever go back and listen to the music you played at that age? I do not. I haven't heard it in a long time. Yeah. What do you think? You would how do you think? You would. I don't honestly listen back to music I worked on at any point really not so much. Why is that? Just kind of moving forward. Yeah. I I rarely read things that I I also think when you put a lot of time into something you've already spent time with it like if you spent a thousand hours on a book, you don't want to spend more time you've really done that. Yeah. So same with music, we work on it for a long time. And by the time, it's done. It's done. Yeah. Yeah. Was there a point where you decided you would rather producing make music than perform it. I was on tour with the beastie, boys. The first beastie boy tour was opening from Donna, which was Madonna's. I tore the virgin beastie, boys. Open from dawn in from. Debbie's hilarious. Larry's..

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"rick rubin" Discussed on Revisionist History

Revisionist History

04:40 min | 2 years ago

"rick rubin" Discussed on Revisionist History

"It's definitely it's more strange than anything else is just didn't know what to make of it. Are you someone who's attached to your belongings? Not particularly I mean, I like the things I like, but but I feel like. Ultimately, it's just stuff and most stuff is replaceable in a way, it feels like a potential for a clean start. Yeah. When I moved from. In town lived in a big old Spanish house filled with antiques when I moved to Malibu, I moved to this very empties N house and that felt good. And this seems like an even more radical version of that where there's no house or stuff you've gone back to the oh, my Lord, traveling very light. Yeah. Have you talked to other people many there? Lots and lots of musicians Malibu, many musicians, many, friends and some people are reacting differently. Some people are really hysterical starkly upset some people are concerned with losing specific things. But there's the the reality of the situation. There isn't much to think about whatever energy put into thinking about it won't change the situation. And it was thinking about it of all the you ask about the stuff. And when I was thinking about it last night. I got a little sad when. I was kind of envisioning walking through the house. The the thing that made me saddest with trees, the trees are these big beautiful old trees that have been there for at least one hundred years. Yeah. And. You can always build a house, but the trees will never be those trees and so much of the personality of the place for me was the setting of the trees. So in that way. I started thinking, oh really is a loss because those trees will likely not be there will you return to Malibu, I don't know. This was going to be broken record. Brought to you from Shangrila in beautiful Malibu. But now it's something else. So keep that in mind as you listened to the part of our conversation. The part that follows it was recorded in Malibu that doesn't exist anymore at little oasis. That is no longer a says, the grass is green sky was blue the trees beautiful. We sat in the main studio at Shangrila, all jumpy and ramped up as always Rick barefoot sitting crosslegged on one of the couches in the central studio. Talking softly like the OJ that he is. Appier time. Back then I had to ask about one of the Rick Rubin. Urban legends about the time. He played the famous New York punk club CBGB's in high school with his band, the pricks did he or did he not have his dad dress up in a policeman's uniform and shut down the show because the pricks too extreme even for CBGB's is true. The do really menu. It's possible. I honestly don't remember. But it's possible. And I remember even with early days of the beastie, boys. We would sort of manufacturer an incident Mia just exciting situations. Yeah. Yeah. This. This is consistent with your understanding of your dad's personality that he would play law. He would do that. Okay. Any any opportunity to perform as a policeman? Do you ever go back and listen to the music you played at that age? I do not. I haven't heard it in a long time. Yeah. What do you think? You would how do you think? You would. I don't honestly listen back to music I worked on at any point really not so much. Why is that? Just kind of moving forward. Yeah. I I rarely read things that I also think when you put a lot of time into something you've already spent time with it. If you've spent a thousand hours on a book, you don't want to spend more time you've really done that. Yeah. So same with music, we work on it for a long time. And by the time, it's done. It's done. Yeah. Yeah. Was there a point where you decided you would rather producing make music than perform it. I was on tour with the beastie, boys. The first beastie boy tour was opening from Donna, which was Madonna's. I tore the virgin beastie, boys. Open from dawn in from. Debbie's hilarious. Larry's..

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