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...‘ChopChop’

“We were huge ly proud of that al­bum; I be­lieve it to be a solid body of workinits sim­plic­ity. An­di­tap­pears ‘rel­e­vant’, aswell, hav­ing‘the­dude who mixes The Na­tional and ev­ery­one else ’[ Peter Kat is] putting his sig­na­ture sound on it. But un­for­tu­nately, it­didn’tdothe busi­ness­forus.”

... get­ting to the stage where they’ re in­spir­ing a new gen­er­a­tion of bands

“We­do­get­thata lot, from bands who talk about us be­ing an in­spi­ra­tion, but we­don’tsee our­selvesas partof who­lethe‘C’mere son, let­metell you a few things’ world. I re­mem­ber hear­ing Gary Light body talk­ing about the way Bo no took him aside and sort ofhadthattalk. He never did that to us.”

... Peter Gabriel be­ing a fan

There’sthis high-en­dau­diohi-fi com­pa­ny­called Bow­ers&Wilkins, and they re­lease records in su­per high-fidelity to fans of that sort of thing[ via their‘ So­ci­ety of Sound’ pro­gramme ]. He heard our record and was re­ally into it, so asked us could he use it on that plat­form. That was area lout of the blue sort of thing; he seems to al­ways be on the look­out­forstuff.”

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