Ian McCulloch interview

Posted January 8th, 2008 by eric

The Guardian conducts an all-too-brief interview with Echo & The Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch, who has only slightly tamed his once-notoriously bloated ego. His quotations have always been golden, bordering on parody: 

Are you fashionable?
I am fashion.

Right. But I am with him 100% here:

What’s the greatest threat to music today?
People thinking that songs are something to listen to while they’re doing the dishes. How can the lyrics not be the first thing that grabs you?

And more gold:

Complete this sentence: At heart I’m just a frustrated …
Black soul singer in a white man’s underpants.

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