I think we try and find a balance between not doing the stuff that compromises us musically and artistically. But at the same time we try not to be really political and anti-establishment, because what you've got to realize is that 90% of journalists and TV people are pretty genuine people who love music as much as you do, so you?ve got to kind of appreciate that.
I think playing night after night is when you get a lot better as a musician because you need to add different levels of intensity and experiment a little bit with the existing songs just to keep everything interesting.
Mostly things that have happened to me, feelings that I've had, but on a couple of occasions I've written about things that have happened to other people.
I think one of the turning points for me was when my brother recorded the Neil Young MTV "Unplugged" performance from the TV. My brother is eight years older than me and he was starting to get into things like that.
James Walsh (on influences)
It's a hard time for us as a band. We are sort of going against fashion at the moment with all these 'cool' bands coming through. So hopefully there is still a place for us in people's hearts.
This album has been misquoted as being our 'political record,' but it's not really. It's just a couple of views, from people, on the world. And it's only right that we can comment because we are in that kind of job where people want to hear your views.
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