Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Davy Henderson on music and the power of one

"I remember the Fire Engines playing with U2 in Valentino's in Edinburgh," Henderson says of a 1981 club show with the future messiahs. "We were sound-checking, and Bono came in singing 'Ave Maria.' It's interesting the radius that developed from out of that little pebble-drop, and the choices we made as a band and the choices they made, so now they're an industrial corporation, who, by dropping five-hundred million copies of their album onto iTunes automatically, completely devalued their music to the level of it becoming spam. That's not rock & roll. That's fascism. So we're actually doing something that's more than polar opposite of what they're doing. It's not just the opposite. It's like a black hole inversion

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