guitar rock

I could never stand guitar rock.
That’s the funny thing.
My father was a hippy who just listened to Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton and I grew up listening to that music. When I was seven, I was convinced tahth this music was ancient history, that I would do something new.

I think that as soon as any form becomes traditional, like the guitar, bass and drums, then people start to behave traditionally. It’s really difficult to get a band to stay on the edge using typical bass, guitar and drums set-up because it tends to lapse into a predictable form.

My ideal band would be an open-minded group that won’t let anything get in the way of creating something new. They could use saxophones, teaspoons, drum machines or anything to communicate a whole whole concept whether it be a house track, experminatal music, pop, or just a nursery rhyme.

i-D, may 1993