After the Show Show: Michael Bolton
Superstar talks music, future
- Duration 7:27
- Date Mar 8, 2013
Superstar talks music, future
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For the show show have you heard about it it's our Internet show that we -- directly after -- Brancaccio Michael Bolton here you know we -- How many albums have you saw me like 1053 or 56 million who's -- I think it's where we do.
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Nice and I am so the new album.
Is it a bit of a throwback to sort of your roots in and in Motown and soul music.
Yeah expect to oracle hits -- is his -- that's the building and the studio where -- form.
Bought this house.
The big days from.
Then brought three houses together and then you -- -- through to the greatest writers and artists that he had slot and put them in different rooms and we can hear each other when they're writing so they would become competitive.
And if they were writing something good but in the next room Smokey Robinson.
Which do you want to -- something better doesn't go back in the room to grow it's that that's for another purpose for another bridge which -- -- he created or.
The perfect environment actually.
They'll never happen again -- -- so it's come from any label them are probably there ever -- -- -- -- How did it happen that you started singing the songs that you wrote I mean have a lot of people don't realize that you know a lot of other artists perform at your songs that you had written and then what was the transition from.
Writing to you actually performing.
It was that.
The records are as pretty were can I kept getting signed.
To -- record companies.
But the -- are spreading out weren't doing any significant numbers so that that I would do two albums for RCA to drums for PolyGram.
-- Two -- -- companies that went out of business while we're recording.
And then I signed with Columbia records did too for down it was the president of of Columbia records who said.
Michael Moore I want -- meeting with -- in my office which was like and called the principal's office and my manager and I went in their -- We're we're too good tells conceded -- agencies from -- And we go -- and he says I've been hearing these demos your writing for the Pointer Sisters and bill medley and Streisand's -- Other artist male artist pop artists on the arms.
Why -- you giving -- slums where those songs are about your voice.
And your three minute story.
Save them for yourself and I'll do another problem.
Is this is the wise this advice my whole -- And you're you're themselves 3434.
While -- -- -- -- -- on eighteen years rather.
In RBIs there's -- a couple of young upstart guys and I'm curious what you think of these young -- Hawthorne.
Not like great soul voice needs to grow up late listening to these sold records in Detroit -- his parents' attic and dusted them off and -- and listen to those and that sort of influence and you know and that.
Grumbles and Holland notes of course when you hear some of these young guys who are looking to lose that river well it may or -- -- hall -- hall notes yeah.
That's a -- the Phillies are now hardest thing.
Now like from like from from years do you see my number I don't I don't act it out again ameliorate this new album sort of -- -- -- a movement we're back to the classics like that.
Wrong I think there.
That there's always going to be some steps back to about you know not just the body of work but the style the style of writing even -- Offense good example and simplification of you know using live -- in the studio sort of layers of machines and -- and you're going back to just storytelling.
Soulful R&B kind of approach.
I think that hasn't left us just haven't had seen river and had.
-- record drought that has the numbers but has taken the industry shouldn't have -- let's go over here.
You haven't noticed -- at yeah DL but even like American Idol who is it and we've had him on the show number of times sort of a Michael McDonald and he's done.
Biography and her tour but there's anyone with an I can't look at times -- -- even that might even though he doesn't remember his.
It a former survive now you know we look at iTunes and people just selling singles now they're not really selling albums I miss those days were you guided by an -- and -- listen to the whole album.
And you look at -- going out to them -- Aren't done -- it.
It's different a lot harder it's harder -- -- give people young artists advice.
Because of a single downloads is just this is the way it misses the format of the -- and what happens is.
They often can have semi -- Selling through iTunes or singles themselves.
A digital downloads and not have a hit album and -- -- company weren't picked up a couple of option.
It's a testament to Taylor Hicks is who have strong guy who aren't -- -- -- has -- snap count and.
I just think if I was not sure I -- feel like an over turn his name backwards -- Taylor's there was plenty of today's slim yet but yeah.
Yeah that's what got -- commercial that you're in now I see it all over the -- bathroom yes -- call call.
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And then they start cutting to the -- in my yard trampling.
One point I'm doing sculptor you know what -- something and and the -- Q3 in the middle of everything I'm doing.
No no this is not often.
And they're coupon number so the hole at the end of -- -- this us so when you want these services.
You know you want our on line you Warner cable.
Don't call a couple colts -- -- -- close to have you know.
Don't call me he said.
-- -- -- -- -- About yourself because -- -- just not been very recently Iran that Saturday Night Live.
With the number of viral video and and I just slump that that your you know not only very talented but you're open to kind of making fun of the whole likable.
I think that you have to use your success in traditional woman's making fun of it is something that.
Everybody loves him and and you're not on the border about whether you should Donovan.
There Jack Sparrow -- -- 103 million views machine.
Actually it's hilarious just so what did you had a -- -- watch it in front of the little kids okay.
I will have a lot of looking toward him to sing about it I bumped into my house tomorrow.
I wanna see what you're not answering this yeah I did a -- to -- -- chino the other day and I I was.
In another direction and I've known him for years.
And I didn't get to ask Tim Howard before he thinks about that -- are -- right well slow but it's a 103 million views still don't.
Which is insane.
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