Other writers have, for the most part, depicted the following events as ones that verged on insanity. I wholly concur with their estimation. It was insane.
It may have been recorded in a living room with gaffer tape and few electrical wires but it sounds like it was conceived round a beach campfire with loyal and trusted friends.
I must admit, I wouldn’t mind starting playing the Bass again, from a session musician side of things, y’know. I love the recording side of it. But, as for live work, I think it’s a young man’s game… I think as a band we were about youth, and all the Bunnymen fans have grown up. But, of course, we’re still collecting awards for Coldplay!
Steve Lillywhite who did all of U2s early stuff… He came into the studio and went “Ah right, how about putting your guitar through that amp there Will?”, and Will just looked at him and said “Who the fuck are you?” it was brilliant.
“For some reason, Sunn 0))) are the band to catch live at present, and consequently the Paradiso was packed with chattering Industry types fresh from the Meeja jungle. The whole thing was akin to that Emperors New Clothes fable. Lots of bright things who normally wouldn’t be seen dead listening to avant garde noise were hanging around the door of the main hall, telling each other how long they’d lasted the sonic assault…”
“I would consider the band circuit as being akin to concentric circles. To progress to the central circle, one would have to serve as a catamite to those bands who inhabit the loftier central ring. Petitioners into the mysteries of the music would suffer degradation upon degradation. In essence they would be tested and essentially striped of ego. This would result in the wheat being separated from the chaff. And, to boot, a heapful of sad souls who must opt for some employment more gainful to society.”
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Oompa till you die.
The only reason I make records is so that I can get to sit and talk all the time to journalists.
I can’t believe there was a time in my life where I used to get up in front of 30,000 people and just dance around. Like, could I ever do that again?
It always amazes me how people kind of perceive stuff. It’s so annoying. I mean sometimes I just wish that some people could just be locked up. For like, for being so dumb.