Friday, February 17, 2012

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."