2013: Not only a vintage year for albums albums, but also a great year for those who love to give a pithy soundbyte. Starting with this one… “It sounds like a Dr Dre beat, but we’ve given it an Ike Turner bowl-cut and sent it galloping across the desert on a Stratocaster,” said Alex Turner as he introduced the sound of ‘AM’.
“If you’re going to buy a doughnut, eat the fucking doughnut. Don’t have a bite and then chuck it on the floor. Eat the fucking doughnut.” Noel Gallagher reveals his pet hate is people wasting food in an interview with GQ. No wonder he quit Oasis when Liam threw a plum at him.
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“Effigies. Indulgences. Anarchist. Violence. Chthonic. Intimidation. Vampyric. Pantheon. Succubus. Hostage. Transference. Identity. Mauer. Interface. Flitting. Isolation. Revenge. Osmosis. Crusade. Tyrant. Domination. Indifference. Miasma. Pressgang. Displaced.” David Bowie breaks his silence on ‘The Next Day’.
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“Britpop was massively pushed by the government. Someday it would be interesting to read all the MI5 files on Britpop. The wool was pulled right over everyone’s eyes there,” My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields floats the idea that Oasis and Blur were a Labour government conspiracy in a Guardian interview.
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“I arrived last night. I went to Shangri-La, I saw the Arctic Monkeys, I couldn’t get up the tower because the queue was too big.” You’d have thought Michael Eavis could have skipped Mick Jagger to the front of the line ahead of the Stones’ triumphant Glastonbury headline performance.
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“That’s why, to me, Spotify is such a massive battle. Because it’s about the future of all music, it’s about whether we believe there is a future in music. To me this isn’t mainstream, to me this is the last desperate fart of a dying corpse.” Thom Yorke lets Spotify have it.
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