Many companies today don`t have to spend a lot of money on development. Or they have to spend money on trying to build an artist.
You can only be lucky if you have a place to record.
Most artists come in and out of the country, they stay may be 2 weeks - or a month max and then they leave.
And me, myself personally, in order for there to be any kind of longevity there`s gotta be some history.
The record industry is a world within itself.
Unfortunately, I`m not one of those people who take pictures, you know, carry a camera. Because if I did I`d have stack`s and stack`s and stack`s of different act`s. I got a lot here - I know what I done.
Well, nine times out of ten when you have 2 or 3 stars in a household you have an unfortunate amount of competition that`s not necessarily a healthy competition.
Which I would`ve done `cause I volunteered for the draft which meant that I only had to do two years. But when the Cubans had missiles in the Canal and Kennedy made the extension, I was one of the ones who had enough time to be extended.
Believe me when I tell you if you`re still doing this in ten years from now it won`t be one of those acts you`ll be doing this with. It just won`t!
I do more work in Britain than I do anywhere else in the world.
I knew that I had a following here in England, and if I came over here maybe I could cultivate it, but I never dreamt it would be as great as it has been.
If you can make the family life and the music work together that`s wonderful. If you can make it work.
It`s not like it used to be where everybody has a record company to belong to.
Unless you`re a musical team. If you`re a musical team then that structurally works. But if you`re two individuals it can be tricky.