We always started these albums as making demos, that went right on until Scary Monsters.
Rock and Roll has certainly tried to take its toll on me. I'd rather not talk about my past excesses here, although some hardcore rockers might argue that those excesses were responsible for some great records, but I know which side I came out on.
Oh, it was so hard to leave Paris, just about my favorite city in the world.
No one else in our family was a professional musician so this took an enormous leap of faith on their part.
My profession is called record production.
Marc Bolan had inspired so many people to pick up a guitar and join a band.
In August most of Europe goes on holiday.
I make records with an open mind, I always have.
I keep reviewing my feelings about the supernatural.
I could never have a better teacher in those days than my father.
I am not a creature of habit.
Despite a few really bad days we had quite a lot of fun making Low, especially when all the radical ideas were making sense and things were starting to click.
Computers have virtually replaced tape recorders.
Now I know what it's like to be a rock star. No, I didn't sleep with 5 groupies at once. But I was interviewed about 45 times in 5 days in 3 cities.
Today a record producer is even more involved and is often the production's sole musician, one person playing all the instruments one-by-one.
I am flying back to New York as I write this. I will never forget these wonderful 35 days and I would go back to Copenhagen in a heartbeat to work there again.
Today's recording techniques would have been regarded as science fiction forty years ago.
Since my teen years I was interested in martial arts.
It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new.
I also mixed David Bowie's Young Americans album in 5.1 earlier this year and it will be available very soon. Even the original stereo mixes have been re-mastered and sound amazingly good, better than ever, in fact
Originally a record producer more or less hired a bunch of professionals to participate in a recording session, the performers and the technicians, and a music director was put in charge. That directly related to a film producer's job.
In the late Sixties a record producer was a more hands-on person. A record producer was often a skilled music arranger or an engineer or both.
Although they originally thought of music as a hobby for me, they were both very supportive when they saw that I could actually make money at it.
My dad's sense of humor was direct and sometimes surreal - his quick wit is well known amongst our family and friends. He raised me on Spike Jones records and W.C. Fields movies, and his sense of humor fell somewhere in between.
My father and mother were married at the beginning of WWII and did their best to enjoy a few years of wedded bliss before they had me.