Paul Young says musicians are faceless nowadays. He is an English musician and a former front-man of the bands ‘Kat Kool & The Kool Cats’, Streetband and Q-Tips. says that he thinks the changes in the music industry in the past decade means that musicians no longer have individual identities. The Every time You Go Away vocalist became famous in the eighteee as a solo artist, but the fifty eight year old thinks for other musicians today may find it difficult to make a bme for themselves.
“The availability of downloads is fantastic, but you don’t know which musicians are playing on the songs anymore,” he tells me at the Rock ‘N’ Horsepower polo at the Hurtwood Polo Club to raise funds for prostate cancer research. “It’s kind of making musicians faceless, you don’t get musical solos on records anymore. You know who the singer is but it’s the poor old musicians who suffer.” Still, Young’s band Los Pacaminos are trying to correct this with their forthcoming record. “I thought this next album was too special so I signed it to a label,” he says.
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