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When I first got a guitar, it was a Spanish, classical thing.
– Roger Waters
It’s a miracle was the last track recorded for the album, we based it on the rhythm from the middle of ‘Late Home Tonight, where there’s Graham Broad playing lots and lots of drums with me shouting in the background, pretending to be a mad Arab leader.
I think there are things in my story that have helped my creativity. Your father being killed, for instance, is one of the best things that could happen to a kid if he’s going to write poetry or songs.
For an artist to go and play in a country that occupies other people’s land and oppresses them, the way Israel does, is plain wrong. They should say no.
I could have been an architect, but I don’t think I’d have been very happy. Nearly all modern architecture is a silly game as far as I can see.
Not the torturer will scare me, nor the body’s final fall, nor the barrels of death’s rifles, nor the shadows on the wall, nor the night when to the ground the last dim star of pain, is hurled but the blind indifference of a merciless, unfeeling world.
I found that the loudest fans in the world are in Istanbul.
You take the risk of being rejected.
We were contracted to make a soundtrack album but there really wasn’t enough new material in the movie to make a new record that I thought was interesting.
I’m in competition with myself and I’m losing.
The United States has held out against taking part in any of the world consensus that there should be a court of human rights or that there should be an international court of criminal justice.
I always used to look at books and wonder how anybody could come up with so many words. But my divorce and then falling in love with somebody else has released in me an ability to write in other ways apart from songs.
I have no problem with any question.
Either you write songs or you don’t. And if you do write songs like I do, I think there’s a natural desire to want to make records.
I would not rule out going to Israel because I disapprove of the foreign policy any more than I would refuse to play in the UK because I disapprove of Tony Blair’s foreign policy.
I confess I’ve never felt like a passenger.