Pop music is probably the only art form that is totally dependent for its success on the general public. The more people buy a record, the more successful it is - not only commercially but artistically.
(About Pop Idols) Obviously, it's designed by record company executives who want a cheap success, and they don't want to give money to anybody and they don't want to give contracts, so they've created this world of very bubbly teenagers who want to be "idols" and they think all they have to do is mime quite well and they've made it. ... But it's not the problem of the kids, it's the problem of the record companies, because it's just an inexpensive way for them to have so-called, I won't say "artists", but erm...You're nodding, you know what I mean.morrissey
I recorded Jimmy Page and Leona Lewis performing Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin together... For me there were several moments that still seem a little unreal [like] realising just how technically and musically accomplished Leona Lewis is as an artist. I've not worked with many singers in the Pop world who can discuss coloratura technique, and operas by Purcell and Bellini. [...] Leona can really sing with heart and soul, balanced with quite astounding technique.leona lewis
Pop music is the classical music of now.
Pop Art is not painting because painting must have content and emotion.grace hartigan
In the sixties, the recycling of Pop culture turning it into Pop art and camp had its own satirical zest. Now we're into a different kind of recycling. Moviemakers give movies of the past an authority that those movies didn't have; they inflate images that may never have compelled belief, images that were no more than shorthand gestures and they use them not as larger-than-life jokes but as altars.Pauline Kael
Pop music is probably the only art form that is totally dependent for its success on the general public. The more people buy a record, the more successful it is not only commercially but artistically.
Pop music can't be described, but quantified.
Up and down the City Road, in and out the Eagle, that's the way the money goes. Pop goes the weasel!
Pop art is the inedible raised to the unspeakable.
When the pods went Pop on the broom, green broom, And apples began to be golden-skinned, We harboured a stag in the Priory coomb.john davidson
As for me, I'm stuck in a loveless relationship with myself, the backseat driver who can't stop tutting and nagging. There's no escape from me's relentless criticism. Me even knows what I'm thinking, and routinely has a Pop at Me for that. "You're worrying about your obsessive degree of self-criticism again," whines Me. "How pathetically solipsistic." And then it complains about its own bleating tone of voice and starts petulantly kicking the back of the seat, asking if we're there yet.charlie brooker
Go and tell that nasty, rude little princess that we've known each other for long enough and gabbed enough in ladies' rooms that she should skip the ho-hum royal routine and just Pop over here and ask me herself. ... Tell her I'll sing if she christens a ship first.judy garland
What better job is there for a 17-year-old girl than being in a Pop group?
When Morrissey and I started The Smiths, we thought Pop music was the most important thing in the world. It was almost a spiritual thing for us, and because of that, we knew what it meant to be a fan.johnny marr
... And this is the origin of Pop music: it's a professional music which draws upon both folk music and fine arts music as well.Pete Seeger
The discipline, nonetheless, is exacting: everything that can be observed should be observed, even if it is only recalled as the bland background from which the intriguing bits Pop out like Venus in the evening sky. The goal is always finding something new, hopefully unimagined and, better still, hitherto unimaginable.k. barry sharpless
"They can hopscotch around us," Chris told Laura. They can Pop ahead in time to see where we show up, then they pick and choose the easiest place along the time stream to ambush us. It's sorta like… if we were the cowboys and the Indians were all psychic."dean r. koontz
There is no comparing the brutality and cynicism of today’s Pop culture with that of forty years ago: from High Noon to Robocop is a long descent.charles krauthammer
John wanted to take it in more of a Pop direction than I did. It was like a marriage that we both knew would go bad once we started touring.john mayer
No musician is indifferent to the public's perception of him, but the exuberant, logorrheic Mayer takes self-awareness to new postmodern heights. Like a football player providing color commentary on his own career, he muses constantly on his own abilities and his place in the taxonomy of Pop.john mayer
The men of God are like fishes in the ocean; they Pop up into view on the surface here and there and everywhere, as they please.jalal al-din muhammad rumi
The attitude to sexual love in the "Pop" song is so ugly and mechanical as to seem schizoid, and psychopathological. Exposed as they are to such powerful cultural statements, young people are being encouraged to forfeit genuine commitment in love in favour of depersonalised sexual activity, with an undercurrent of violence, and to take false solutions in which they must deny their deepest needs, by hate.
L. Ron Hubbard repackaged Scientology from occultism, and est/Forum was a repackaging of Scientology by Werner Erhard, but few Scientologists or estians ever see the connections, and both leaders seem to have gained little from their teachings. This is what the followers of Erhard found so unsettling; he was the great Pop artist of spirituality, yet was unable to apply his insights to himself.
If the pros at Sun had had a chance to fix Java, the world would be a much more pleasant place. This is not secret knowledge. It’s just secret to this Pop culture.