Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

“I hear Jeff Lynne produces”


I get a small chuckle when I read about current acts learning about Jeff Lynne and ELO. This was from a Rolling Stone interview with Tyson Ritter of All-American Rejects.

Have you been working on new music?
Yeah we’ve been working on a whole now sort of vibe for this band. It’s been sort of surreal. The sound is different. There’s definitely these moments where we stray down a little bit and it’s vibing a little more, instead of just straight floor-to-floor rock & roll, and it feels good, feels like something organic that we’ve been trying to step into for years now. I’m really excited to see this whole project come to finish.

So who’s producing it?
I don’t know, man. I’ve really been getting into ELO. We haven’t even started talking to anybody yet, but somebody threw in Jeff Lynne the other day and that just sounds great. I feel like they were like, the meld of Queen and the Beatles. I feel like they just have some really good jams. I hear Jeff Lynne produces, and honestly if our jams are good enough to where he’d be like, hey let’s do a couple of jams, I would be ecstatic, but I really think it’s so infantile right now I can’t even tell you where we’re headed.

Does Jeff Lynne produce? Just a little.

Tom Petty “Free Falling”

Of course, he did some other work, too.

What kind of material would he have to work with?

Okay, I can see it. If they keep working hard, maybe they’ll be as big as these guys.

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