Kevin Drumm Quotes.
I’m often a firm believer in “the simpler the better” approach and it’s evident in my guitar setup.
Even back then I really didn’t enjoy playing chord changes, riffs, and solos when I was young. The only thing I enjoyed playing were these Robert Fripp-type double-picked loops that no one wanted to hear, including me; I just liked playing them.
I like to allow accidents to happen, not to force them, and yet not let myself feel miserable if they do happen, because they are so often the best things.
From the time I wake up until the time I go to bed, music is unfortunately on my mind, on my stereo, or I’m making it or talking about it.
My day job finds me in a double-bind often, and it’s an ideal position for anyone interested in becoming highly reactive.
The latest thing that has caught me by surprise is Maryanne Amacher. I like sound that affects the listener physically. Traits such as complexity or simplicity don’t really become a factor then. It’s just the sound that I pay attention to.
It’s weird – I can listen to a guitar player or a rock record over and over again and really enjoy whatever the guitarist is doing. But when I do it, after 30 seconds or so I get really frustrated and can’t understand why I, or anyone else, would want to write songs.
I have no interest in getting a rig that might clean up my sound or a delay pedal that might allow me to arpeggiate something bouncing off a string, and I don’t plan on ever getting the grounding fixed on my guitar. I really like raw sounds.