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Born: 1966-05-30
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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A good voice isn't so important. It's more important to sound really unique.

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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.

Tags: Blame, Life, Stupid

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.

Tags: Idea, Song, Vision

I don't even think my voice is really good.

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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.

Tags: America, Musicians, Proud

I like that band Get Hustle. They're cool live. I haven't heard their records, though.

Tags: Cool, Hustle, Though

I never decided to start singing, to be a singer.

Tags: Singer, Singing, Start

I really do think everybody can sing.

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I'm more into describing a scenario and I move around in that scenario.

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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.

Tags: Forget, Nice, Voice

The lyrics are different from Nick Cave songs and lyrics. His songs are very narrative.

Tags: Lyrics, Narrative, Songs

There's no point that an album should sound like a watered down version of another album.

Tags: Another, Point, Sound

We always did our own mixing.

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We're not on a desperate mission to write chart compatible stuff.

Tags: Desperate, Stuff, Write

Well, yeah, I sang to some songs on the radio or in the shower.

Tags: Radio, Songs, Yeah

What producers did was mostly recording in the studio, so it never changed our sound just that much.

Tags: Changed, Sound, Studio

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.

Tags: Again, Good, Real

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.

Tags: Focus, Moment, While

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.

Tags: Best, Give, Time

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.

Tags: Personal, Put, Speak
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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 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.

Tags: Living, Place, Universe
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