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" '24 Hour Party People' was a comedy, and I knew that from the beginning. "
" I look back on Joy Division very fondly indeed. I know that, of course, the band came to a tragic end, but that does not change the fact that Joy Division was a great band to be a part of. "
" When you're fat and comfortable, your music is going to sound fat and comfortable. "
" Nobody is the same. If we were all the same it would be bloody boring. "
" When you DJ, you're just on your own, which is nice because there's no argument. "
" I'm not a good flyer. Because I do it so much, I think the odds of something going wrong are not in my favour. "
" The chemistry involved made everything Factory did quite special. "
" Old men are cantankerous: they like to get their own way. "
" I always do try to encourage my children to vote and at least exercise their right. "
" I don't find imitating other people's music easy at all. I remember being fifth in line for a Rolling Stones tour, early '90s, when Bill Wyman left, and I was hoping against hope that I wouldn't get the call to audition. I wouldn't be able to play a Stones song if you put a gun to my head. "
" I regularly go to concerts with my children sharing the music. "
" We don't to be some kind of rock supergroup for the sake of being a supergroup. You want to change things and say something fresh and new so you appeal to people as a new group. "
" The fact is that you don't want to be away forever, but you want to lead a normal life. "
" Bass players are always the underdogs of the band, but I made sure that I was never viewed as one. I went out of my way to steal as much limelight as I could. "
" My father was always Labour, and my mother was always Conservative, so I tended to sort of go in the middle. "
" I've watched so-called 'New Order' playing in Auckland, and Tom Chapman is miming along to my bass on tape... He's got his fingers on the low, and you can hear my high bass in the background. So he's miming. "
" In the late '70s, the conditions that bands had to endure were, shall we say, not as civilized as they are today. People were a lot more aggressive back then. So there was definitely a lot of suffering for your art. But I would argue that was a good thing. Generally, people make better music when they suffer. "
" Actually when we stopped New Order I was busier than ever. The only gaps have been while we've been writing. "
" One of the great things about education is that it should stop you making mistakes - and I have made a lot of mistakes. "
" To me, New Order split up when Bernard and I stopped writing together. We started Joy Division together; we started New Order together. "
" People go and hide, but I don't. I'm a fighter. "
" They amaze me most of those remixes. Some of them are crap. But every time I complain, someone comes up and says they are for a different market that you don't understand. Some of the New Order ones are really great, though. "
" And they do tend to be fast and up, because that's how I like to drive. "
" A poetic, sensitive, tortured soul, the Ian Curtis of the myth - he was definitely that. "
" Dance music tends to be a solitary affair. "
" My mother used to always say to me, 'Do naught, get naught.' It's an adage that I hold by. If you don't do anything, you can't really expect anything. "
" My big frustration in New Order was that they played the same tracks all the time. "
" Democracy for us tends to be has to do with who shouts the loudest! "
" When I play a gig and look out at the audience, you're literally looking at a sea of Joy Division T-shirts. "
" We loved country songs in New Order. That's our big secret! "
" Accept what you did do, and live with it. "