Disco is music for dancing, and people will always want to dance.
Phil Ramone is very special. Barbra Streisand or Diana Ross... they are the best.
I am much more happy doing what I know I can do than what I am not sure I could do.
Once you free your mind about a concept of music and harmony being correct, you can do whatever you want.
A producer is always behind the scenes, even more in the movies - nobody sees you. I didn't even meet most of the actors. When I worked on 'Top Gun,' I never met Tom Cruise. You were always in the background.
In pop or rock you can make a fast song or a slow one, but in disco there is really just the one rhythm.
Disco does work better with black artists or players. They just feel it more.
I achieved something specially different with Love To Love You Baby and I Feel Love. These songs will endure.
I am not so complicated or intelligent a composer, nor am I very interested in becoming so. I am much more happy doing what I know I can do than what I am not sure I could do.
One of the most interesting things, at least for me, are the soundtracks for 'The Social Network' and 'Drive.' Basically, it's what I did in 'American Gigolo.' I could have done the music for those movies blindfolded. And one of them won an Oscar, and the other is this massive soundtrack.
In both pop and disco, the meaning of the lyrics is not too important. I have nothing I feel I particularly want to say.
Every business is there to make money, and making a record is business. This tends to be forgotten by many.
It is at least 10 times more difficult to get a good synthesiser sound than on an acoustic instrument.
The disco sound, you must see, is not art or anything so serious.
I am certainly not racist; I even like the British.
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