How Do You Talk About Music, Anyway?

“The whole analysis-of-music bit sort of calls for the use of a pack of words to tack onto a pack of sounds juxtaposed with another pack of words. Every creep who has ever bothered with that has to groove on how silly, in the good sense, the whole operation has to be. How do you talk about music, anyway, particularly when…”
Richard Meltzer, The Aesthetics of Rock, 1970 (more here)

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