By Robyn Collins
Tony Visconti, the record producer best known for his work with David Bowie throughout the late singer’s career, from his second album in 1969 to final album Blackstar is concerned about the current state of modern pop music.
Speaking to The Daily Star, Visconti he said: “You turn the radio on and it’s fluff, you are listening to 90 percent computerized voices… There’s a sound to pop now that is so perfect it’s boring, because everything is fixed.”
He went on to say: “We know Adele has a great voice but it’s even questionable if that is actually her voice or how much has been manipulated. We don’t know.”
Visconti is set to be involved with the new series of Sky Arts TV talent show Guitar Star. He says, “I’m looking for virtuosos like Hendrix, Cobain and Bowie. There’s no fluffy back story, there’s no: ‘I lost my pet dog in 97 and that made me want to play’ nonsense.”
“Today is the worst time ever in the music industry,” said Visconti “but Guitar Star is a step in the right direction.”