Jim Morrison Apparently Predicted EDM To ‘Rolling Stone’ In 1969

03.22.16 3 years ago 5 Comments
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Okay, so “predicted EDM” is a bit strong. But that’s how Rolling Stone is framing the time that one of their reporters talked to a fading Jim Morrisson about the future of music. While the Lizard King couldn’t have called “Suns Out, Guns Out” tanks or a king troll in a mouse head, he’s definitely saying that electronic music is the wave of the future in this 1969 interview.

Via the magazine:

“A lot of people like Mozart were prodigies; they were writing brilliant works at very young ages,” he said, musing on the future of music. “That’s probably what’s going to happen: some brilliant kid will come along and be popular. I can see a lone artist with a lot of tapes and electrical … like an extension of the Moog synthesizer — a keyboard with the complexity and richness of a whole orchestra, y’know? There’s somebody out there, working in a basement, just inventing a whole new musical form.”

Morrison went on to say that he’d like this kid to play to massive, sold-out crowds, something EDM has no problem doing. Tens of thousands of kids show up to watch some guy twiddle knobs and maybe get hit in the face with cake.

“We’ll hear about it in a couple years. [Ed. Note: Biiiit of an understatement] Whoever it is, though, I’d like him to be really popular, to play at large concerts, not just be on records — at Carnegie Hall, to play at dances,” Morrison said.

This isn’t the first time this Morrison story has surfaced, by the way. It’d be really wild if Jim started talking about kid who started his career just screaming, went into the electronic world and then became a critical darling by helping a pop star become an adult. Surely, that’s in Oliver Stone’s The Doors 2: Electric Boogaloo.

(Via Rolling Stone)

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