I know a lot of people have that. His 2017 album Road Songs For Lovers out September 29 is again inspired by the motorway. I went down to eight stone and my poor wife had to bring me back. He was obviously a traveling salesman and now he's just keeping going instead of having fantastic dreams. But through this interview, I met a fascinating, impressive man and am the better for it.
But mainly I did as I was told by a huge producer, and he'd been told by the record company to turn me into the next Elton John, which couldn't be further away from what I was. Thanks to traffic congestion in England, Rea has plenty of time to observe other motorists in his travels, and many of these folks ended up in the songs on the album. Plus, I was never happy with that record. It was 1976, and it was a band called Stuff. Carl Wiser Songfacts : How personal are the songs on this album? Сила музыки необыкновенна, она может нас вдохновлять, дать нам крылья, развеять негaтивные эмоции. September 19, 2017 More at.
They're all like mini film stories of two people while they're in a car together. Songfacts: Where do you live in England? I have read several interviews with him and I am so warmed by what a genuine, unpretentious person he is. He works a lot with Paul Simon. Songfacts: What does the 12 percent represent? And that's started to happen to me now in Europe with young kids asking me what kind of plectrums I use or what kind of amplifier. Sometimes it's tough, sometimes it's not. I am going to listen to more of his stuff after this interview.
Rea: Well, there is an interesting story in there. But, I thought if I was going to get nominated for a Grammy that I would meet Joe Walsh, or I would land somewhere in town and I would go to a place where Ry Cooder was playing. If there was a certain kind of song that was in fashion in Germany, for example, I would do that kind of song and I'd look for a break. A lot of Paul Simon's famous recordings were with Stuff in the background.
Музыка окружает нас повсюду, она - часть нашей жизни. When I first moved here it was 15 minutes and my kids could go to a nice school. And now when I listen to the lyrics it can be very, very emotional because we all get caught up in life and yet, whoever wrote that song back then, he must have been a really happy guy. From my point of view, England is in a bad way in that respect.
I constantly come across things that I think are new and they're not. When I got very, very ill it changed my life. Издавна известно, что музыка благотворно влияет на человека. Songfacts: You play keyboards on that.
And, unfortunately, I never got that kind of band. They just started to play, like telepathy, and I cried and cried and cried, and every time I watch it now I still cry. There's driving for pleasure, where you feel the car, you love the car and you think about your driving. I'm in a traffic jam and he's singing away with the window open, and this guy couldn't be happier high up there in the truck cab. One of the problems with the Chris Rea thing is, you're taking away your power as a rock star, so the record company is frightened of you, for obvious 12 percent reasons.
We have a joke, and it nearly got into the song: The only way you can explain something to people, sometimes, is 12 percent. По всем вопросам пишите на:. Why is this man smiling and shaking? But for some people it's devastating when you don't have any money, and for others, having too much money can be a problem. And now when I listen to the lyrics it can be very, very emotional because we all get caught up in life and yet, whoever wrote that song back then, he must have been a really happy guy.