You should follow your instincts really. It’s not easy to find people on the same wavelength but it helps considerably if you are, then as a band you’ll have more chance of developing rather that taking back-steps to fall in line, or possibly substitute someone. Once you’re a strong unit anything’s possible. And explore your musicality, don’t let form dictate – go where others don’t.
Try to sound pure, not proficient, and unlike anyone else.
I think that must be another Steve Jansen. I only dance for comedic effect.
First ever portrait photo session with Sheila Rock.
I become interested in it when I was in my late teens but I’ve never considered it a part of my career. I suppose now that I’ve published a retrospective photo book it is in a way.
I think we’ve established that we all welcome that possibility.
I was surrounded by smokers therefore it was easy to grab one, but it wasn’t really for me. I’m not a smoker despite how it appears sometimes in those early photos.
We have been talking about that recently, possibly if I’m in Japan this spring/summer, but it would most likely be more an improvisation collaboration for a live performance rather than a recording per se.