Interviews: Web Exclusive Part of Fish Interview [Modern Drummer]

MD: What did you learn from playing Exile On Main St.?
Jon: When Keith Richards says the blues guys were their heroes and everything they ever did was lifted from Chuck Berry and stuff, when you learn Exile On Main St., you really feel how true that is. They have managed not to over-intellectualize anything. They didn’t choke the life out of the music by doing anything fancy production-wise. The instruments sound good, they’re playing the shit out of the songs. No one’s going to accuse Mick Jagger of being overly technical, although he’s very aware of his technique. From everything I’ve heard, he’s a very cerebral guy, but he’s able to let go of all that and just play.

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