Tag: John Cale

THE MONOCHROME SET (ANDY WARREN) – New Lucky 7

“Had we tried to explain the nuances of post-punk, and expected them to understand, things could have taken a turn for the worse, so we would just say “we play Beat Music” and if we were lucky that would be met with some approval. In answer to the second question we would tell them that we had come to steal their women and hoped they would find this clearly ridiculous threat amusing.”

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ERIC ERLANDSON of HOLE – Song For Ewe

“It’s great driving music. But I misheard the lyrics and thought he was singing, “I’ll buy you an island,” which is kinda cool, though more Mick Jagger than Tobin Sprout really. Then I discovered that the Troggs have a creepy song called just that! Anyway, my girlfriend isn’t speaking to me right now, so she can have her island. I’ll go find my own.”

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JAMES JOHNSTON – Lucky 7

“I was talking to Mick Harvey about our shared love of Joey Ramone’s incredible voice recently while we were on the tour bus, and it led me back to this. I listened to this record incessantly when I was young, every track a gem of melody and energy.”

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