Funny that he said this in 1980, at the dawn of the decade when technology would all but replace feeling in music. Maybe it's a good thing he didn't live to hear what passed for pop music in the mid to late 80s (and pretty much ever since). He may have jumped off a building.
"But the creativity actually of the music itself in the 70's has not kept pace with the technology, and the technology has gotten totally out of hand as it has gotten more and more overwhelming. The musicians have gotten more and more passive with it, so now you have things that are almost all technology and there's no feeling in the music anymore. But then you wonder if there would anyway given with the feeling that's in anybody these days really. I think it reflects probably the desire on the part of the public not to be presented with something with a whole lot of feeling in it because that's threatening."