What I’d say is, there is a certain joy just in the act of creation, which is always there just by its very nature. But certainly, when I started with the Contortions, the main thing that was driving me was hatred. This hating the world so much and wanting to show them what I thought of them and make them like it. That is a really strong driving force.
Bad Brains, by Lucian Perkins
Tank Girl, by Jamie Hewlett and Alan Martin, 1989
There are no roads in all Bohemia! One must choose and find one’s own path, be one’s own self, live one’s own life.
What I mean is like a band that’s been together forever and they do their greatest hits but how could it be them after all these years, you know?
Sideburns, #1, January 1977
It’s part of our policy not to be taken seriously. Our opposition, whoever they may be, in all manifest forms, don’t know how to handle humour. And we are humorous.