The Many Quotes Of Siobhan Fahey Jul 21, 2009 20:46:00 GMT -5
Post by MissKittyVonKiss on Jul 21, 2009 20:46:00 GMT -5
Bananarama were written off from day one. Nobody believed in us but us. We kept having hits despite the record company, despite the press.
Being a woman is really crap.
Depression scares people off. It makes me laugh that it has that kind of effect.
Fashion goes round in circles.
Going into shops and seeing your old records, it's exciting. I kind of got a bit blase about it at one point, but it all happened so quickly. It was kind of surreal. Now I really appreciate it.
I absolutely hate Take That, East 17, the Spice Girls.
I always prefer to work with a band and I'm going to record a new record as Siobhan Fahey.
I always wanted an opportunity to perform without the mental grief of having to provide material to perform to, so I could just throw myself into the character.
I always wished I was in Primal Scream but it could not be an option.
I can't remember what the last film I saw was, as I can't smoke or drink in cinemas.
I carry on in my own narrow little tunnel. We have very different experiences of life even though we live together.
I come from the home-grown punk ethic, where it doesn't matter if you can't play a note, it's how you communicate.
I consider the Stooges to be pop music.
I didn't want to be a solo artist, and I met Marcy and slowly her creative input grew. And I was quite happy to make her half of the second album.
I don't feel famous at all. People forget who they really are and buy into their own myth.
I don't have to answer to anyone. I don't have management.
I don't really hang around with pop stars. My mates come from all walks of life.
I had sold nearly 2 million albums. On the road, I could escape my demons, but it wreaked massive emotional havoc.
I hated that record. I said to London: What? What? You think I'm going to turn into Celine Dion just because we've had a big hit with Stay?
I have a naturally camp sensibility and a camp sense of humour. I love the icons that gay people love.
I have this massive love for the whole culture of pop music. It's my fascination, my ongoing passion.
Oh, I think I've laid another pop egg!
I have tried to record in a higher key this time, to explore a bigger vocal range.
I just can't seem to write songs about peace and love. Yeah right, how do you get that?
I know my talent is for songwriting, but for me, acting has to do with a creative urge and to reflect life as you've experienced it.
I like the idea of people doing what they love quickly and cheaply.
I love to sing old Motown songs to myself,or some Patti Smith Edith Piaf or Billie Holiday. That gets me in the mood for singing.
I never belonged anywhere. I just felt like a creature from another planet.
I really, really love music. I'm affected by it and uplifted by it, and made to laugh and cry, and almost fall in love with the person who has made me feel so brilliant and communicated so profoundly to me.
I was so out of control emotionally. I drank and fell over all the time.
I watched my mother waste her life on housework and swore I'd never do that. Dave does the cooking.
I'd have to cross every digit and sleep on my knees in order to avoid insemination. I was obviously a bit mentally ill.
I'm a crap guitarist and I find it really hard writing on my own.
I'm a hopeless mother; a hopeless wife; I have to try harder. I'm just a pathetic case history, really.
I'm absolutely obsessed with The Jesus And Mary Chain and Patti Smith, but I'm a massive pop fan. I love pop culture, It's a total reflection of the zeitgeist.
I'm not really a foodie and don't really do restaurants.
I'm not signed to Warners, but I've been helping put together the Best Of with my choice of artwork and songs.
I'm quite repulsed by the diva type.
I'm still grappling with all the things most people resolve by the time they're 35. Maybe that's why I make music that is relevant to young people. I'm emotionally stuck at the age of 13.
I'm virtually having orgasms over an incredible record that gets into the Top 10, that brings me so much joy.
I've always been an outsider; a displaced person.
I've always craved to belong to somewhere, but I never have and never will.
I've always followed my instincts totally.
I've been away from the whole circus for a few years, and I've got perspective on it. I meet people all the time whose lives have been touched by what we did.
I've never been a heroin addict. But I know plenty of people who have.
I've seen many of my contemporaries become superstars,and the way fame and fortune starts to really affect the way they treat other people,and I think it's ugly.
If you stay true to yourself, postive energy comes back to you.
If you suffer from depression, anything that makes you feel has to the most important thing in your life, because it's the only thing that can save you.
If you're a musician and an artist, you don't just stop.
In the late '80s big marketing companies took over the process and it just makes you constipated when you have material that isn't going out.
It was around 1982 when we had our first hit with Fun Boy Three (Ain't What You Do) All of a sudden we were pop stars making an album.
It's been so long where straight people go one place and gay people go another. It's time that it mixed up again, because it's a return to underground glamour.
It's refreshing to hear something that's pop but doesn't sound like Britney Spears.
It's time glamour came back. Everything has got a little bit beige in the last two years, I say bring back black!
It's tragic when people think feminism is a dirty word.
Life is a process of working out what's not working for you and disentangling yourself from it and trying then not walk into the same thing again. Watching your patterns and correcting them if you can.
Most of my life I've had long periods of feeling down and lost. That's why every five years or so I've smashed my life to pieces and started again.
Music is a gut thing. You're working in a medium which is more in touch with the primal than the modern. A gig is a ritual. There's a congregation.
Nevertheless SAW were not respectful of us as writers and curtailed our involvement, which was frustrating.
No stranger ever comes up and talks to me. I'm the invisible woman.
No. I've got utter respect for every human being I meet. I don't feel any greater than anyone else.
Normally I can go anywhere and no one will see I'm there, and then you go into a psychiatric clinic and it's all over the papers. I don't know if it won't happen again.
Now we're all into our 30s and we're so completely obsessed, to the point where I feel truly alive when I'm arguing with somebody about the merits of the new Blur single.
Pop music allows you to be who you are without having to wear a social uniform or to conform, which some people find impossible to do.
The ultimate revenge is being on Top Of The Pops.
There's a lot of rage... you have to express it somehow. If I didn't express it in song, I'd become incredibly violent.
They said I was a married mother of two but the record sounded like an indie album and they didn't know how to market it! This country is incredibly sexist, as is the music and media industry.
This is what I am. I have periods of enormous self-destructive depression, where I go completely off my trolley and lose all sight of reality and reason.
We never stopped moving. My Dad refused to put down his roots. I had an incredibly strong feeling of being an outsider living in an oppressive land.
We were signed to a label that wanted us to remain little girls who appealed to other little girls, who were cute and non-threatening.
We wrote melodies and lyrics to go over their backing tracks, but weren't allowed input into the musical production side of it.
When do you know you're insane? And when do you known you're sane? I think I treat a fine line between the two. It's a battle to function, but somehow I manage.
Whenever everything gets too corporate, you always get loads of things mushrooming on the underground.
You put something you like on really loud, and you feel godlike.
You write these lines and they come through you and you feel it but in retrospect what I'm saying is that it's the end of the masculine rule. Now it's time for femininity to take over, and that's women and gay men.
I don't know, I left in 1988.