Thursday, March 25, 2010

Found Link: Interview with The Moody Blues' John Lodge

While the Moody Blues continue to tour, John Lodge was asked a few questions by Some interesting points are brought up including a question about how The Moody Blues became one of the first Progressive bands to achieve huge popularity in the early 1970s. It's been 43 years since Days of Future Passed took the music world into new territories when full orchestration could be mixed in seamlessly with Rock instruments. Mr. Lodge says it all comes down to wanting to make longer songs:

"When we started we didn’t know what we were doing. That’s the real truth. We were just making different music to everyone else. From that, it became progressive rock music. Up to that point, people were really concentrating on 2-minute-50-second songs. We didn’t see that as a vehicle for music. Why stop there? If you wanted to have a 6-minute song, why not have a 6-minute song? We didn’t realize we were part of something new that exploded, really. I’m really proud, whether we started it or not. It’s something I’ve enjoyed all my life."

Full Interview with John Lodge -

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