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"The whole band worked a lot of jobs for ten or 11 years of playing from ‘95 to 2006 – we went through quite a few jobs, homes, girlfriends.... and then finally everything went right."
The band will play their 1987 album Electric in full on their forthcoming tour.
"Working with Rubin in 1986 in New York, we were hanging around at Def Jam with Rick and the studio was a meeting place for everybody on the label. LL Cool J, Run DMC, Beastie Boys – they all seemed to turn up, particularly around dinner time."
Stephanie Ashworth makes no apologies for being a hard taskmaster
"The way things are done these days is so different. We had four years off but the industry has changed so quickly."
"We’ve been touring Australia for seven years with this project, and it’s a big wide world out there, man."
"Music is like a collage, an alchemy of elements which turn into something different again. It’s not easy – it’s always an act of will.”
“One day, coming home from college, I found some telephone wires along the side of the road, and some tubes. I picked them up, and when I got home hooked up the tubes to the wires, and it made a hum."
“Right now we’re trying these ideas out as a band, and we’ll see which songs live or die, or at least make it to our tour in Australia,”
“It’s in the last couple of years that we started on various occasions to work together again, which we’re very much enjoying."