Copyright 2017 James Hooker
A famous producer introduces himself: "Hi kid, I'm the greatest being since God". You believe him because producers, in their own way, are gods - they sense an idiot when said idiot is in full idiot mode. "I'll make you a star", says he, and you just know he will because he says he will. After all, He's God; a god in a business that never has, and never will, give a shit.
Memphis was a city full of beautiful women who latched onto you with the certainty you would rise to the top of your profession and take them with you. You're full throttle, hole in the head mode now - you believe every fucking word they say.
But, the music in Memphis then was world class, weapons grade good and you were good at what you did. Lucky too. Lucky and fucked.
"Life's a bitch, and then you gotta die
Screamin' and kickin' from the womb they drag you
And never say why
Throw you out on a cold dark road
No signpost in site
But you're a clever boy
You're a Renaissance Man"