Ian Svenonius interview on the MAKEUP REUNION
"People are thinking different about the group. Rock and roll started as just pure exploitation trash. “Pink socks are cool, write a song about pink socks.” And exploit that. Or a dance move. Then in the art age — Emerson Lake and Palmer — everything became very precious, arty and in a sense punk ended a lot of that. A lot of the ideas of purity. The pure art expression, what’s pure. Minor Threat has a song about their response to people saying they’re selling out. Or the Who, “The Who Sell Out.” Sell-out obsession… But, no, I don’t feel a particularly moral quandary about playing."