smoke machines

I’m obsessed with oxygen. I just hate smoke in general. And just basically lack of oxygen in anything. I just get phobic. Also, I got in situations when I was singing on stage with a punk band when I was 15 or something and there was a smoke machine right next to me and I lost my voice halfway through the first song because of it. And they’ve just freaked me out after that.

Fortunately, I was in a punk band, so you were allowed to make quite desperate noises in the microphone. It kind of suited the music. But ever since that I’ve hated them, really hard.

New Musical Express, 26 february 1994