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" Almost every band has somebody who's the main songwriter and who has a vision, a very clear idea of how a song should be. "
" But, then again, I wouldn't call myself an indie-rock supporter even if there are some really good bands out there and there will always be some real good new bands. "
" I don't even think my voice is really good. "
" If a voice is just too nice, without an edge, it kinda all flows by. You forget it. You don't listen to the lyrics. "
" If you want to be negative about the whole thing you can say all guitar bands after the Beatles were just a waste of time because the Beatles were the best. I think it's far better to give new records a try. "
" I guess the majority of people who want to ban certain musicians are the ones who are so proud of everything America stands for. "
" I hate being tan. "
" I like that band Get Hustle. They're cool live. I haven't heard their records, though. "
" I'm a junior - like Dinosaur Jr. "
" I'm more into describing a scenario and I move around in that scenario. "
" I'm not sure if you can blame everything on the American way of life, but the United States are big. So, if you have a lot of people there, the percentage of stupid people is bound to be higher. "
" I never decided to start singing, to be a singer. "
" I really do think everybody can sing. "
" I think the focus of the media changes. At the moment the more electronic stuff like trip-hop was the flavor of the month, just a little while ago. It all depends on the angle, from which point of view you see it. "
" I wouldn't say that 'Wowee Zowee' was a success. We probably had a chance, had I focused a little more, to capitalize on the attention the band got for 'Crooked Rain.' "
" Lou Reed is something like a personal favorite of mine, but you could always put me into that drawer of singers who can't really sing, who speak their songs. "
" Pop music catches on like a meme. It just takes a little bit of tinder, and it can become a phenomenon. You have to break through that wall a little bit. Why it happens, I don't really know. "
" 'Silence Kid' starts with a broken classic-rock intro. It's funny to hear us do that. Obviously, we weren't skillful rock stars. Then it's spinning through a lot of hooks really fast, and all of a sudden, it's over. "
" The lyrics are different from Nick Cave songs and lyrics. His songs are very narrative. "
" There's no point that an album should sound like a watered down version of another album. "
" We always did our own mixing. "
" Well, yeah, I sang to some songs on the radio or in the shower. "
" We're not on a desperate mission to write chart compatible stuff. "
" We're probably a couple of freaks who've created their own little universe, are living in our own little world and that's the only place where we can survive. "
" We were delighted to have Nigel as a producer. The only problem is that Nigel is so famous that he seems to dominate most interviews without being there. "
" What producers did was mostly recording in the studio, so it never changed our sound just that much. "
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