Sometimes you just want to write a party song.
– Shane McAnally
You start to think in terms of making an album that might be greater than the sum of its parts. It’s sort of like having a lot of footage and then editing it into something that will make sense to a viewer, you know. Sometimes it might involve even working on an older song that might complete that picture.
– Steve Forbert
I’m a little left of center, for sure, with Angels & Airwaves. But even when I get really weird, it’s not that weird. It’s not like some obscure Sonic Youth record or something. We don’t take it quite that far. But what we do like are crescendos, and we do like when a song catches you off guard and it gives you the chills up and down your arms.
– Tom DeLonge
All Boston songs are fairly difficult to translate to the stage. None of them are especially easy to play or sing. A lot of them, of course, have very involved arrangements with lots of different sounds and sections that are difficult to play and sing. The prospect of doing any Boston song live is always an endeavor in itself.
– Tom Scholz
The process is always the same. I get an inspiration for a new song, I put it down on paper immediately so I won’t lose it. When I am ready to go to the studio with it, I play it a few times on the piano and edit, add, and type the lyrics and take it to the studio. Sometimes I don’t have anything on paper.
– Yoko Ono