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Top 10 Walter Becker Quotes On Music

Walter Becker

Walter Becker Quotes On Music:

My primary influences were the best jazz players from the 50’s and 60’s and later some of the pop people from the same time period along with the better of the well known blues musicians.

Walter Becker

The protagonist in ‘Deacon Blues’ is a triple-L loser – an L-L-L Loser. It’s not so much about a guy who achieves his dream but about a broken dream of a broken man living a broken life.

Walter Becker

There was a film called ‘FM,’ and we were asked to do the title song. And I said, ‘Does it have to have any specific words?’ And they said, ‘No, it just has to be about FM radio.’ It took a day or two to write.

Walter Becker

‘Deacon Blues’ was special for me. It’s the only time I remember mixing a record all day and, when the mix was done, feeling like I wanted to hear it over and over again. It was the comprehensive sound of the thing: the song itself, its character, the way the instruments sounded, and the way Tom Scott’s tight horn arrangement fit in.

Walter Becker

That’s sort of what we wanted to do: conquer from the margins, sort of find our place in the middle based on the fact that we were creatures of the margin and of alienation.

Walter Becker

From a linguistic point of view, you can’t really take much objection to the notion that a show is a show is a show.

Walter Becker

I always look for the weirdest note to land on. I felt that that was the least I could do for the great musical traditions which I’ve spawned.

Walter Becker

I have a feeling there were many, many successful rock duos that just didn’t get attention. That’s the fault of the rock press. They are always playing up controversy, scandal, aggravation, and irritation.

Walter Becker

We have been fortunate enough to do something that has always been out of the mainstream and yet have an audience for what we do.

Walter Becker

There are some things that I write that I know are personal in a way, or the gag is so obscure that it’s just for me, and there’s other things that could basically be for anybody or be anything, at least until the lyrics start to get written.

Walter Becker