Saturday, May 28, 2022

Quote of the Day (Ray Davies, on Rock ‘n’ Roll in a ‘Gone to the Catskills' Transition)

“A certain element of rock is over, but I don’t think it’ll ever be dead. As long as there’s a kid on the street with a guitar who wants to make a noise, rock will be alive somewhere. Stadium rock, yes, I think that is over. Rock and roll’s going to a period of transition. It’s just gone to the Catskills. It’ll come back.” —English rock ‘n’ roll singer-songwriter Ray Davies (pictured here at left, with his former—maybe future?—band, The Kinks), interviewed by Andy Greene, in “The Last Word: Ray Davies,” Rolling Stone, Apr. 6, 2017

The Catskills...Hmmm...If what Davies has in mind is East Durham, then rock 'n' roll's in quite a "period of transition"—and may emerge with an Irish brogue!

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