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A good voice isn't so important. It's more important to sound really unique.
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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.
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Alternative rock is just another label now. It's not very alternative anymore, but that never really bothered us much.
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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.
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Compared to the mainstream stuff we might be slackers but compared to the Red Hot Chili Peppers we seem rather tame.
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I believe everybody can sing. You just need to find a way to make your voice correspond with the song. Basically, that's it.
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I don't even think my voice is really good.
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I don't get compared to Rush much, but I was a big fan of theirs, I like them still.
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I guess the majority of people who want to ban certain musicians are the ones who are so proud of everything America stands for.
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I just wanted to have something I could do with conviction, or whatever. Something that could be strong when I was singing it.
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I like that band Get Hustle. They're cool live. I haven't heard their records, though.
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I never decided to start singing, to be a singer.
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I really do think everybody can sing.
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I think I mentioned the guys who'd rather speak than sing. They seem to suit me.
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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.
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I'm more into describing a scenario and I move around in that scenario.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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In a way, we're the third generation of American rock music. It all came from the black rhythm and blues and then developed from there.
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In Europe, punk was already dead when it came to the States, but in the early '80s, those bands were a major influence for us.
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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.
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Mind you, I wouldn't really mind having a producer or having each album sound different, if they'd all sound good.
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One day I'm going to write a straight-ahead story. I really want to, but I can't at the moment. I'm not very good at it right now.
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Primarily I was doing the music here alone in the house, anyway, with the drummer. He helped with the engineering and plays on almost every song.
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Somehow, we're just doing our thing, trying to make a good album and that's it then. We kinda control our own destiny.
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The lyrics are different from Nick Cave songs and lyrics. His songs are very narrative.
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There's no point that an album should sound like a watered down version of another album.
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We always did our own mixing.
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We travel a lot. I see and hear a lot of new things and I try to integrate them in our music, do our own thing.
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We wanted to avoid Terror Twilight sounding like Brighten the Corners. I don't care for that, none of us really does, you know.
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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.
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We're not on a desperate mission to write chart compatible stuff.
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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.
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Well, we all used to listen to the California surf punk a lot, Minor Threat, Black Flag, Butthole Surfers, Bad Religion.
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Well, yeah, I sang to some songs on the radio or in the shower.
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What producers did was mostly recording in the studio, so it never changed our sound just that much.
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When I started to play in bands they needed a singer, so I sang and became a singer.
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