RTE host Brian Enoch has described the collaboration between the legendary composer and his band The Rolling Stones as a “lovefest”, which has turned the two men’s collaborations into something of a musical family reunion.
Speaking at the Royal Festival Hall in Dublin, Enoch said that he was not one to shy away from the music, describing it as his “baby”.
“I think Brian has always been really good at bringing it out of his shell,” said Enoch.
“He’s a very creative guy, very imaginative.
I’ve never really been a big music fan.
I think Brian’s a genius.”
He’s brought out all the elements of the rock’n’roll music that I was always into.
“I’ve been listening to his music and it’s always been very emotional.”
It’s like a baby.
He’s brought it out so much of himself that I’m not really sure if I can describe it.
“The Last WORD, which has been described as “the last word” on the album, has been out on vinyl since November, with a limited edition reissue planned for the autumn.
The album’s lead single, ‘I Will Not Give Up’, was recorded in late 2013 and featured a rendition of ‘The Song That Never Was’, a song that was originally played on The Clash’s 1969 album, I Will Never Give Up.
Speaking about how Enoch’s music has changed over the years, Enocke said that, at its core, the Rolling Stones “are all about emotion, about life and love”.”
Enoch said he had been asked to contribute the lyrics to a book that would be released in October, titled The Last Word: Brian Enoh’s Rock & Roll and Hip Hop Legacy.””
They were trying to create something different.”
Enoch said he had been asked to contribute the lyrics to a book that would be released in October, titled The Last Word: Brian Enoh’s Rock & Roll and Hip Hop Legacy.
“They were like, ‘We’re going to put you in the book, and if you’re good, we’ll take your name off the book,'” he said, explaining that the book was to be based on Enochs work with his band.
“So I got the idea that I’d write it and then I would write some lyrics for it.
And I think we did it.”
Read more:The Rolling Stones cover art for ‘The One That Never Could Have Been’The album was originally released in 1973, and Enoch also worked with other legendary artists such as The Rolling Socks, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Thunder, The Eagles and The Doors.
Enoch also revealed that he had written the lyrics for the song ‘Songs for All Seasons’ in 1977, which featured the Rolling Stone frontman.
“In the same year, we were playing with Elvis Pressey, the band and the producer, and we were thinking, ‘If we were going to do a song about a rock & roll band, why don’t we do it about Elvis?'” he said of the song.
“That song is actually the most beautiful thing I’ve ever written.
It’s about how we all felt, as musicians, and how we’re all different, and what we are.”
The Rolling Stone hitmaker also talked about the influence of Brian Enon, who he says inspired his own music.
“There’s a great song called ‘The Best of Brian’ that is in my favourite band, the Beatles,” he added.
“I think the Beatles are the greatest band of all time.
It was a really big influence, but also the greatest songwriters in the history of music.”