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Myles Kennedy Explains What Baffles Him About The Beatles, Names Concert That Was ‘Like Religious Experience’ for Him | Music News @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com

Myles Kennedy Explains What Baffles Him About The Beatles, Names Concert That Was ‘Like Religious Experience’ for Him | Music News @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com

Myles Kennedy Explains What Baffles Him About The Beatles, Names Concert That Was ‘Like Religious Experience’ for Him | Music News @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com
July 25
12:12 2020
During an appearance on Offstage With DWP, Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy talked about some of his musical heroes, including The Beatles and Jeff Buckley.

When asked about the Fab Four, Myles said he still finds it shocking how much the guys have accomplished with the recording technology that was available at the time. He said (transcribed by UG):

“It’s crazy. I was telling my wife that – we were listening to some Beatles on the drive, and I was trying to explain to her, ‘Do you realize this was done on a four-track recorder?’

“I was trying to explain to her how if you had to bounce tracks, you had to commit to the track; it wasn’t like now where you can go, I mean, the sky is the limit now with technology that you can do on your laptop.

“But really, the technology they had was no greater than, I was gonna pick up my phone, but it wasn’t even close to that. I don’t know how they did it, but it sure, to me, it solidifies the fact that in 300 years they are still going to be talking about The Beatles.”

What’s your favorite Beatles song?

“‘A Day in the Life’ probably. I mean, since I was a kid I was just like, ‘What is that?’. My parents always used to go on drives – they just liked to go look at things and go on drives, and I would just sit in the car listening to music.

“And I remember hearing that song come on that really, like, I can still remember everything, at that moment I was probably nine years old.”

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That sole Jeff Buckley record [1994’s ‘Grace’], did that mean a lot to you?

“Oh, yeah. You just opened a can of worms with that one. I mean, to be completely honest with you, he was the performer and the artist that I think in a lot of ways established – especially at that point in the ’90s – that you could do certain things.

“Grunge was such a – and don’t get me wrong, I’ve loved that whole movement, the grunge movement was a very important part of the equation – but there was something about Jeff’s approach, which really appealed to me on a very profound level.

“And I had the opportunity to see him perform in May of 1995. He was touring that record, it was a little theater in Seattle, and I’ve talked about this enough, I never can find the right words.

“You know the song ‘Grace’? It’s such an incredible… At the end, of that where he’s going off, it’s just like, ‘Oh my god’… It was like a religious experience.

“As a musician or a music fan, you want the goosebumps, sometimes you get moved to well up or even cry – that’s the power of music. I love the art form, but that night was something I’ve never experienced.

“He had the ability to just, I don’t know, I can’t even find the right words for it, it was an amazing moment, and I’m very grateful I got to experience it. And that in a way is what inspired me to go on and become a recording artist – listening to him.”

Read more: Myles Kennedy Explains What He Wasn’t Comfortable With When Performing With Slash & Early Alter Bridge: ‘It’s Hard for Me to Watch It’

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