Young Marble Giants Quotes
"When we first started playing we felt almost apologetic because we weren't loud and danceable; we were quiet and slow and melodic and all those things you shouldn't be, especially after punk,"
I had been writing songs, but I'd say I was pretty much a learner up to that point. I'd say I'd written maybe a handful of really good songs before the Young Marble Giants. The thing about the Young Marble Giants is that we wanted to write, to make a body of work that was exceptional, that was really gonna stand out. We were all kind of desperate to make it and get out of Cardiff. This music had to achieve a lot for us, basically. It had to get us a record deal, which nobody we knew had ever done. Cardiff wasn't on the musical map at all until recently. It was like a kind of impossible dream. My songwriting before the Young Marble Giants was kind of organic, it's just what I did, whatever came to mind. It wasn't really considered, it wasn't styled in any way. The Young Marble Giants stuff was very rigidly written for that kind of formula, really. Very stylized, very molded, for a purpose.
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