Monday, March 17, 2008

Lou Reed: "MP3s Taking us Backward"

Former Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed has attacked MP3 technology, saying that low quality music files are "taking us backward".

Speaking at this year's South by Southwest Festival in Texas, Reed said: "It's making it easier to make things worse. I don't know what the answer is. People [have] to demand a higher standard.

"Or the other view is to say you're being elitist, and only the people who can afford [high-quality music equipment] can get it."

Reed was joined on stage by Moby after his keynote speech, who performed a version of 'Walk On The Wild Side' with the rock icon.

SOURCE: Digital Spy

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