The climax for America was the ’50s. They had this outrageous faith in plastic and nylon and shampoo and tablets and Barbie and Ken. And they discovered rock ’n’ roll and they had really big cars. They want to stay there, which is completely natural. That’s when they were at their best. So Americans want to stick to Levis and leather jackets and Elvis and rock ’n’ roll. They want to stay there and I don’t blame them.

Raygun, September 1997