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Born: 1961-07-23
Profession: Musician
Nation: English
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I don't write poems and put them to music. Just let things flow.

Tags: Music, Put, Write

Anything that I write comes from the soul.

Tags: Soul, Write

Music is really all about experimentation and lots of trial and error. It's just mind-numbingly boring until you hit on something that works well.

Tags: Boring, Music, Until

I do a cover of a Velvet Underground song, and they were one of the most important bands, for me.

Tags: Bands, Cover, Song

I always hate explaining away songs, because for me they mean something, and for other people, they'll mean something absolutely different.

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I didn't expect us to be around after 25 years.

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I didn't write songs for a very long time.

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I lead two totally separate lives. There are times when I have to slip into rock star mode.

Tags: Lives, Rock, Times

I like their darkness but I also like the pop-side of the Velvet Underground.

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I sit down and create atmospheres, start playing guitar or piano and just sing whatever comes out of my mouth.

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I tend to like songs that are very emotional, that strike a chord with me emotionally.

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I wasn't ever a massive David Essex fan, but I liked a few of his tracks, and Stardust was one of them.

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I'm not particularly prolific.

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It creates a conflict of interest - what songs would I use for me, and what would I use for the band.

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Our music over the years has been very cinematic. It's surprising we never really got into film soundtracks.

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People are People still gets played to death on '80s stations. It was our first big break in America. It's not exactly my favorite song.

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Record covers helped me discover a lot of music that I wasn't aware of.

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The majority of the time I'm at home with my family, I play football three times a week.

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There are definite reference points to older Depeche Mode records.

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There haven't been many credible electronic covers records.

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When people meet me I think they're surprised to find out I'm not always angst-ridden.

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I studied German at school. I lived in Berlin for two years and had a German girlfriend for five years, so I don't find speaking German particularly difficult. Singing was slightly more difficult.

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I will be the focal point for however long I decide to play. Half of me likes that idea and half of me doesn't, but once the adrenaline kicks in, I'll probably really enjoy it.

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Once I'd chosen the songs, it seemed like it would just be a question then of recording them. But it's a case of trying to re-invent the songs; taking them in different directions.

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