” There’s a musicologist named Peter van der Merwe whose theory is that the blues generates tune families, and that their similarity to each other is in fact part of the pleasure you take in them – rather than the differentiation in which Jerome Kern and George Gershwin indulged to great effect. “


” I don’t like most world music because you need to know what the words are to really understand it. “


” Anyway, you know, when Richard Meltzer said rock and roll died in ’68, what he means is Jefferson Airplane were no longer his buddies, that’s what he really means. He means it in a political way: that was when the artists and the audience found themselves on different levels. “


” Forget good for you – art should be good to you. “



All 4 Robert Christgau Quotes about You in picture


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