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There's a track on your new album called Rude. What's the rudest thing you've ever said to anybody? I'd stayed over the night at her house and she basically tortured me. She'd walk around coughing and at dinner time she said: "What do you wanna eat? Talking of excrement You once played a show with legendary there GG Dinosaur. What was that like?
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You can't go to another dentist, but your dad doesn't really want to deal with it. Your relationship with your Dinosaur Jr bandmate Lou Barlow was famously fractured. Are there bands you wish could have worked things out like you two jt The Smiths, say? I can't recommend it for anyone. People have to do what they want to do.
I wanted to see The Birthday Party [again], but the bassplayer died. Your wife is from Germany, and your surname is Italian. Did this cause problems there the recent European semi-finals? Americans always like British comedy, and vice versa 7. Have you spent 25 years trying to recreate the feeling you had on that album, or is that not possible? Yeah, it's impossible. When the stars align and everything comes together. And, you know, we had a goal, which was to get on SST Records 8. So we made that record on SST.
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What did you think when you saw that? You once said, "Interviews are stupid. I have nothing to say about the album. Wasn't Bukowski's "Don't Try"? Back to article.
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