Brian Eno Interview: ‘Apollo’ Expanded, Moon Landing – Rolling Stone

I definitely grew up with this album. I still have the original on cassette and I recorded my own album in the same studio as Apollo which hangs in shimmering gold on the studio wall. The excerpt below is from the end of the article. Much more good stuff. Read from the beginning. Being grown up is also what inspired Brian, who recently had an asteroid named after him, to revisit Apollo. For him, the 50th anniversary of the moon landing serves as a yardstick for humanity and what we’re capable of. “The trajectory of the world changed,” he says. “The period from 1945 to 1975, say, which is known by economists as the Golden Age of Capitalism, is entirely wrongly named in my opinion. It was a period of incredible social growth. Women got their rights and minorities got their rights. There was religious freedom in Europe, free healthcare, free education, workers’ rights were improved. There was new mobility between the classes and so on. These are all things that any socialist government would have been very proud of having achieved. I think that period should be named the Golden Age of Socialism. What we’re in now is the fucking Golden Age of Capitalism.” “With those [Apollo] space missions, we were all riding an incredible wave of optimism,” LanoisContinue Reading