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«Well, pop people use it.»
«I suppose, ... but that's why they get it wrong. That's why they wouldn't play Take Me Out on the radio at first, because according to pop theory, it isn't a hit. It starts with one song and changes into another. In theory, it's all wrong. The same with Do You Want To.»
«until we read about them in all our reviews. Then when we checked them out we thought, 'What a great band. What a radical approach to playing.'»
«[The Kinks'] Ray Davies had that great symbiotic relationship between the music and the emotional content of the lyric. Think of 'Waterloo Sunset.' It had all those great backing vocals, and that change of key from major to minor that gives it such soaring poignancy.»
«The speaker is not always the author. [In 'Michael'] I was writing about an erotic situation between two male friends. It didn't strike me as that odd. It seemed like a good subject for a song.»
«Many people have this perception of us being this arty band,»
«I hate the word 'arty'. It's one thing that people who have any artistic sensibility would never describe themselves as. So [in the film clip] we were kind of taking the piss out of that idea as well. But also taking the piss out of the more pompous side of art openings, and just having a little bit of fun.»
«The Beatles were huge for me, ... I used to jump around the room to the red album, the one with all the early hits on it. It made you feel euphoric. It was a sensation I couldn't get from anything else, whether it was playing football, swimming or even seeing 'Star Wars.' »
«It's easy to get discouraged sometimes when you listen to American rock radio because everything is so bland, so self-referential,»
«But I've heard so many great bands from America over the years that I know there's an audience for something else, and that's what we feel at the shows ? a hunger for that.»