I would call this urban folk music.
We're a pop art band. Not a pop band.
We didn't want a hybrid of the old stuff. The old records were very dense musically. Now there's a trend towards minimalist sound. That's the main thing.
Our fans come from a wide age group. At our shows, the kids are down in the front and the bald guys are in the back. They're all interested and curious.
We exploded after a while and made a lot of horrendously stupid mistakes.
It's a continuation. It feels like we were in the studio for 16 years. It was bottled up and this album was an outpouring.
Debbie was accused of being too overtly sexual and now the standards are different. Times have changed
Most of the bands that have regrouped or reformed didn't ring true for me. It smacks of cashing in. We wanted to become a band again and make a new record, ... It's unfair to fans and musicians to just release reissues.
In the early days, I often felt that I was taking a math test when we were playing. It was a profound feeling of having to prove myself.