If destruction be our lot, we ourselves must be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide.
Live music sucks, right? The imagery that a record creates is always shattered by the imperfections of humanity. That’s the beauty of recorded work, an artist can polish and polish until all mistakes are hidden under layers of technique and session musicians. You can feed the vocalist through a fuzzbox and call it Garage Rock, or place the drums out of sync and dequantise the guitars and call it Lo-Fi Indie. These tricks don’t undermine the legitimacy of the work because what is created is a piece of art.