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We didn’t start out to make a protest record at all. That would have been too shallow. As usual, it was simply a case of…
This was something that was obsessing me and creating a writer’s block. To get involved and get stuck in, get the proper information about what’s…
Music is more difficult – try naming a political band. The Dead Kennedys. The Dead Kennedys are political, but they are more funny than they…
I had a series of mini-breakdowns where the public persona – this thing, this face, this person who writes this music… I would walk past…
Coming from Britain, I was terrified of meeting all these other artists, because artists over there tend to fight with each other a lot, the…
We don’t have to stand on a soap-box and preach because hopefully we’re channelling it through the new record.
You think I have the responsibilty… I have the responsibility to give the fans a good time!
I grew up under Thatcher. I grew up believing that I was fundamentally powerless. Then gradually over the years it occurred to me that this…
My argument would be that I don’t think there is much that’s genuinely political art that is good art.
It is difficult to make political art work.
Well, my son really loves wildlife. And everytime he draws a polar bear I want to tell him there probably won’t any by the time……
I went to a boys’ school, and I didn’t realize that most guys join bands because they wanted to get girls. I was not really…
We toyed with the idea of making it a double album, but I think that would only have confused everybody even more, so we decided…
I think a lot of tunes can suffer from being so simple, so either they get over-complicated or their simplicity means the simple way to…
I feel like, as musicians, we need to fight the Spotify thing. I feel that in some ways what’s happening in the mainstream is the…
I don’t see it in terms of changing things, but rather using language and music as weapons for fighting a mainstream media which is predominately…
So ultimately, it’s idealistic to think that artists are able to step away from the power of the media and the way it controls things,…
Generally speaking, if people are prepared to stick their heads above the power pit, like Zinn says, and absorb what’s going on around them, it…
Well, I’ve been reading a lot about the fifty years since the Second World War, about Western foreign policy and all that. I try not…
Someone needs to tell the truth, but it shouldn’t be my job.
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