Giorgio Moroder Quotes


Best 47 Quotes by Giorgio Moroder – Page 1 of 2

“A producer is always behind the scenes, even more in the movies – nobody sees you. I didn't even meet most of the actors. When I worked on 'Top Gun,' I never met Tom Cruise. You were always in the background.”

“Dance music doesn't care where you live. It doesn't care who your friends are. It doesn't care how much money you make. It doesn't care if you're 74 or if you are 24 because... 74 is the new 24!”

“Disco does work better with black artists or players. They just feel it more.”

“Disco is music for dancing, and people will always want to dance.”

“Even when disco went out, I could still make hits. Once I had so much success, every idea became concentrated. I had so much confidence. I knew how the bass should sound, what rhythms would work. The tempos I knew: 110 to 120 BPM. I knew they would dance in the clubs in New York or anywhere.”

“Every business is there to make money, and making a record is business. This tends to be forgotten by many.”

“I achieved something specially different with Love To Love You Baby and I Feel Love. These songs will endure.”

“I am certainly not racist; I even like the British.”

“I am much more happy doing what I know I can do than what I am not sure I could do.”

“I am not so complicated or intelligent a composer, nor am I very interested in becoming so. I am much more happy doing what I know I can do than what I am not sure I could do.”

“I am reluctant to judge things without being informed.”

“I designed a sports car, the Cizeta-Moroder, with Marcello Gandini from Lamborghini; he did the Countach, of course. The Cizeta cost $600,000, but we could bargain – if a Japanese businessman says he wants it for three, fine.”

“I don't think there is too much art involved in what I do.”

“I had an album out at exactly the same time as 'Love to Love You' called 'Einzelganger,' and it's great, all electronic. I'm using a vocoder, doing all this cut-up stuff on there, but no one knows about it.”

“I had an idea for a technologically advanced luxury watch. I got involved in digital art and neon painting and put on shows of my work.”

“I have to admit, I do not listen to much rock music.”

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“Once you find your own sound, you find the strength and courage to stay true to that. Keep going even in moments when you're not blazing on fire and relevant with everyone around you.

It's because you love to make music. It's making sure that the music isn't about the technology and tools, but truly about the music.

Because that's how humanity and the soul are communicated. The soul is the true tool.”

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“I knew a lot of my musicians used to take coke. I never saw them. They would hide it from me, so I wasn't really aware of it. Creatively, I don't think it was that great.”

“I like the sounds of EDM; the guys create new sounds, beautiful sounds. The melodies, it's a little less. I like the kind of melodies I did with Donna Summer, or 'Flashdance,' where you have a verse, a chorus – a song setup.”

“I listen to the group Disclosure; they have great sounds. Maybe not as adventurous as Skrillex. I think the key thing is to have those beautiful sounds... the amazing sounds of Skrillex are almost phenomenal.”

“I love Lady Gaga, Rihanna – all the pop girls like Katy Perry. I think Miley Cyrus is very talented, too. Apart from the visuals, which you may like or not like, but her music is quite good, actually. 'Wrecking Ball' is quite a good song, and she sang it really nicely.”

“I set a Google Alert for myself, and now I'm seeing people say my music influenced them and how great it is all the time. Sometimes I listen to this stuff that's supposed to be influenced by me, and I can't hear myself in it. But I'd rather they say it than not.”

“I think it would be stupid for us to try and tell people who are dancing in a discotheque about the problems of the world. That is the very thing they have come away to avoid.”

“I wanted to get into art. I did some neon stuff. I worked in, not computer-generated, but computer manipulation of pictures.”

“I was in Studio 54 one time; it was great. But I'm not a discotheque guy. Sometimes, if I had a new demo, I went to some discotheques to check it out – see how the reactions of the people were. But just to dance, I rarely did that.”

“I was involved with a sports car called Cizeta-Moroder, which was the first 16-cylinder car, beautiful. I think we sold about eight cars, and then in '92 the economic crash came, and we had to close the shop.”

“I would not be happy to do what I do unless I felt that the large audience wanted it.”

“In both pop and disco, the meaning of the lyrics is not too important. I have nothing I feel I particularly want to say.”

“In film, I was surprised when I first saw the movie 'Drive.' I said, 'Oh, God. It sounds great – I love it. Wow, this could be the soundtrack from 'American Gigolo' or 'Cat People.' But I'm surprised that the director would agree with a composer to write that kind of sound.”

“In the early '80s, my sound – especially that mysterious kind of synthesized sound that was used so much – every relatively cheap TV show eventually had it because it's not expensive. It's just one guy doing the whole soundtrack. So it was overdone.”

“It is at least 10 times more difficult to get a good synthesiser sound than on an acoustic instrument.”

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“The important thing is to be relaxed in your work. Same in life. Don’t make everything too intense. Then you can let everything go and not ‘act’.”

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