Alan Licht (Solo, Run On, The Pacific Ocean, more)
SPB: What is your least favorite genre of music? Is there an artist who is an exception to that rule?
Licht: Opera is my least favorite genre of music (meaning traditional western classical opera, not including Peking Opera, or certain avant garde operas like Einstein on the Beach or some of Robert Ashley's work). To be more specific, it's the vocal style in opera that I dislike; the main problem I have with heavy metal, which I like for the most part, is that the vocals are essentially operatic.