"Well, you say that, but you develop techniques for coping," he says. "As a young drummer you tend to do a lot of this [flails arms around wildly], but these days I play more from the wrists. The day I give up will be when I've got weeks to live, I should think. I don't have much motivation for any other kind of exercise, but drumming I still love."
"During those days, most of the students didn’t question those movements, and I did…we said at the time we didn’t want to be associated with that. So Michael Eavis held that against us for all those years. We would have headlined"
"When the Soviet Union collapsed, and they released lots of information, which had been hitherto kept secret, it transpired that all the unilateralist peace movements in the west had been financed by Moscow. And I instinctively knew it. Michael Eavis held that against us for a while, until last year."
"They were the nastiest, funniest, darkest, moodiest, weirdest, glowering bunch of outsider pop stars ever and easily the sleaziest, most dangerous, most off the wall band in the whole punk rock canyon"
"I borrowed £100 of a mate because I was on the dole at the time. Took my old guitar down to London on the train and got the gig on the spot. Ten days later I was in Kosovo in a whirlwind of war and playing with one of my all time favourite bands, it was fabulous."