Jim Kerr Quotes
In my experience, heroes can come with many different profiles, including some whose stories become known worldwide and, indeed, become part of history.
The concert stage is where Simple Minds do their best work, it is where we forged our live reputation.
With hindsight, it is easy to understand why Nelson Mandela became a heroic symbol to an entire generation as he used his newly gained freedom to lead South Africa out of the shackles of apartheid.
I've always been somebody who lives on the fringe - geographically or whatever.
I'm not an easy one when it comes to nostalgia - as long as I've got a new idea I'll always think that this is the best song we've ever written and all that.
I don't think you are ever prepared for success with bands like Simple Minds and U2. It wasn't until your fourth or fifth album that you really got that big-league success. It doesn't happen overnight, so you get used to it.
I have the most beautiful memories of 'New Gold Dream.' It was made in a time between spring and summer, and everything we tried worked. There were no arguments. We were in love with what we were doing, playing it, listening to it.
I don't like to look back. But those occasions with zeros on the end are a good opportunity to reflect.
You don't plan 'La la la's.' They just pop out. Bowie and Marc Bolan littered many of their songs with 'La la's.'
Being in the studio for the first time was a daunting process. I didn't know what the engineers did. A mix? What's a mix? We didn't know what we were doing, but fortunately, we knew people who did.
When that punk strain came to Britain and infected everyone. It was more than just a sound. There was an ethos, an ethic that went with it.
It's a mysterious thing, music. You're just never sure. You 'get' it, but does anyone else even get a chance to know it exists? And if they do, are they gonna feel about it like you feel? When they do, it feels great.
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