Quote, Unquote : Nicky Wire

Quote, Unquote : Nicky Wire

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“The idea that Everything Must Go was some slippery slope to blandness is just absolutely insane. There are songs about abstract painters with Alzheimer’s disease, there’s a song with the line ‘harvest your ovaries, dead mothers crawl’ – the most chilling line in rock music to ever sell over one million albums. ‘Libraries gave us power’ is probably the most awkward opening line in rock music history. The rewriting of that period as a really conservative, Britpop-y time is just really unfair. Lyrically us, Radiohead and Massive Attack were taking in huge themes with words and actually getting millions of people to buy it – that just doesn’t happen anymore.”

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