Nellee Hooper

I had never
intended to get a producer, I didn’t even like the word producer - I
thought that things would just be done by themselves, you know. But
Nellee Hooper seemed to be very sensually into my ideas and it seemed he
would arrange my songs with me from the point of view of my lyrics, not
from some musical history vibe. I didn’t really like Soul II Soul, they
were too tasteful for my liking. So I didn’t let him loose on the album,
I would criticise every footstep he took but he seemed to have a very
open mind like myself. I wasn’t worried about where I came from and he
wasn’t worried where he came from at all ; we both wanted to start at
point zero.

Wire 1993-08