31 martie 2011

the band

He'd been to England and played with the Yardbirds and some other groups, and he told us, 'They're awful. They want to play the blues so bad and they play it so bad....'

Well, it was a strange experience, going around the world in a private plane and getting booed. An interesting way to make a living, but definitely strange. Everybody was telling Bob to get rid of us, that we were sent from the devil and putting this dirty, vulgar music on a pure folkloric tradition. That's what the attitude was. And then everybody just forgot about that and accepted the whole thing as if it had always been accepted."

A Portrait of the Band as Young Hawks: Rolling Stone's 1978 Feature on 'The Last Waltz'