There’s a great song on Elysium called “Your Early Stuff,” which seems to repeat people’s criticisms about your band.
It’s things London taxi drivers have said. I live in London and I don’t drive, so I get a lot of taxis. Black cabs, as we call them. Every line in the song has been said to me by a taxi driver. “I suppose you’re more or less retired now?”—a taxi driver said that to me. It was a few years ago when Top of the Pops was still on. I said, “No, actually you’re driving me to the BBC to record Top of the Pops.”