Days of the New Quotes
I think on the first record a lot of my fans were kids. I was put in that format. Ya know, we got lumped in with Silverchair. But the people who are really gonna grasp onto this are people older than me. The first one was for the kids, the second is for the adults. What that means is that it's mature, that there's growth. It's a five-album jump.
I listen to everything: classical music, "Conan" soundtracks, Dead Can Dance. I've always loved the Doors, and now I'm not talking Jim Morrison here -- I am talking the fuckin' Doors. Those repetitive bass melodies Ray Manzarek played with his left hand on the keyboard and shit, those drones -- I just like that shit. Those dreamy little melodies. I remember being 11 years old listening to "The End" thinking about suicide -- or maybe just feeling sorry for myself and just thinking, "God-damn man, this band fuckin' had it!"
Everything is tied together. The first record ended with birds chirpin' and shit. The second record begins with horses coming in to take over a village. People think it's like a Western thing, but I'm like, no, sorry, it's totally the opposite. I'm talking about Conan and his fuckin' disciples ridin' up in the village and takin' everybody's fuckin' heads off. That's what the vibe is supposed to be ya know. Celtic-Middle Eastern. I don't know where it came from, it just came out of me.
I don't really agree with everything they do, but I think in terms of having a vibe overall, Tool has got everything in the palm of their hand right now. I don't know exactly what their message is for the most part. I get it to an extent. (I haven't allowed myself to obsess.) Other than that your average radio bands don't have a lot to offer, other than those riffs, "ba-chiga-chiga-ba-ba." Ya know, doin' that still in '99. Nirvana wrote that riff back in the day and all those bands ripped it off.
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