The Savage Rose Quotes
I didn't feel [it] as a switch from my background. But of course, a lot of things were happening in the streets. I was at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, and I was fighting those big black grand pianos to make them play like Beethoven and Chopin and so on in the modern way. I was trying all the limits. I was doing classical compositions too from when I was a child, and I did do a lot of big strange symphonic pieces to the limit of what was acceptable, even at that time.
We were actually to play at a mass meeting in Oakland. Bobby Seale was running for mayor, and there would be a big mass rally. He had a very good chance to win. But a week before the meeting was to happen, they canceled it, because they were afraid of fighting and violence. So the Panthers themselves stopped the meeting. We never went. But instead some of those people went to Europe on tours to speak about these things, and we followed some of those.
We wanted to make records all the time. We didn't feel like we had hidden away. We didn't feel that we stopped. We felt like the other ones stopped. We wanted to do it all the time. But at that time, the first couple of years I think, we had to get accustomed to what was happening to us. Also, the business really had to get accustomed to what was happening to us. They didn't know how to use us in any way in the first years.
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