I have spoken of my love for Sound On Sound before. It’s a popular music magazine that’s about music. It cares for more about excellence than coolness. If you enjoy the mocking of naked emperors, its demo review pages are especially fun. Sadly, I had to save money a few months back when my subscription came up for renewal; these days, I just cop a sneaky read when I’m in a tolerant newsagent’s.
This month, it has an interview with David “Rave” Ogilvie, who mixed Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe, a pop masterpiece that I’m not ashamed to say I am obsessed with. Producer Ogilvie‘s revelations about his work on the track and his work in general are a delight for music geeks: “One of my biggest influences was Neil Young”.
For bonus laughs, check out Andy Rehfeldt’s metal version of Call Me Maybe: