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My other advice is to start writing songs and singing right away.

My other advice is to start writing songs and singing right away.

I think that technology has both introduced new sounds but also allowed an increasingly painterly approach to recording music as you can now paint over what you've done and more and more refine an existing performance. ---->>>

Most bands have a sound that they're already identified with, so for the producer it becomes a process of helping them find their muse in the studio to make a record that will not only satisfy them artistically, but will also do something in the marketplace. ---->>>

Normally when I work with bands I'm trying to refine and improve what's already there. ---->>>

I think we could have done a lot more great music, so I was disappointed that we didn't continue making records and touring, but it's hard to argue with 10 good years. ---->>>

That said, everything's important, and every musician who plays on the record is an integral part of it. ---->>>

The vocals are what immediately draw people in and sell the song. ---->>>

I think my voice worked out fine, but it was a lot of work for me. And I was very self-conscious about it. I was a bit self-conscious about writing lyrics too. ---->>>

But when you're beginning, you should try to focus on something you love and your own way of doing things. ---->>>

For a young band about to make a record, make sure you get the vocals right. ---->>>

I had previously been in the band the Modern Lovers with Jonathan Richman. ---->>>

I see myself as the buffer between the band and the record company. ---->>>

I think being eclectic is bad when you're just starting out. ---->>>

I've become increasingly confidant in following intuitions ahead of thoughts as I produce more records. ---->>>

Music has become a bigger business, and with that there is more pressure to succeed; I think that it creates a negative pressure for being creative. ---->>>

Some artists want a producer to be a kind of svengali - someone who actually creates a sound for them. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 02-21, 1949
Occupation: Musician

Jeremiah Griffin Harrison (born February 21, 1949) is an American songwriter, musician and producer. He achieved fame as the keyboardist and guitarist for the New Wave band Talking Heads and as an original member of The Modern Lovers.(wikipedia)