Happy 34th birthday to Serge Pizzorno! Here’s 50 geeky Kasabian facts to celebrate, starting with the ethos behind Serge’s ’48:13′ stagewear: “I could go to Commes des Garcons and get all the best threads but fuck it, I want a plain white tee with a different word on it every night… Being onstage playing a huge tune, having ‘flannel’ written on your shirt, it’s ridiculous but kinda beautiful.”
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Bet you didn’t know Tom and Serge were quite so anti-materialist. “As much as it’s funny to read about golden Rolls-Royces and palm trees made of pound notes, [we’re] not really into all that. If we had it, it would haver fucked us up,” Serge told NME in November 2014, explaining why low record sales wouldn’t bother them.