Ed O'Brien Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

Ed O'Brien Quotes and Sayings

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    At the end of OK Computer we were playing big, big arenas and it wasn't right. You can do those things occasionally but at the time it didn't feel right. Ed O'Brien | Refcard PDF
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    Bowie is a musician, but he works like a painter. Thom always thought that we should aspire to that. Ed O'Brien | Refcard PDF
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    But for the first time, we haven't made a huge leap forward in sound from our last album. Fans who own Kid A should be able to get their heads around it. Ed O'Brien | Refcard PDF
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    But we will play 6, 7 new songs each evening, approximately a third in the concert. I think it's a good balance. It will be very interesting to see the public's reaction. But i think when we'll play the very first new piece, we will be scared. Ed O'Brien | Refcard PDF
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    Everyone who's serious about what they're doing must be in constant motion forward. Ed O'Brien | Refcard PDF
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    For a band like us tracklisting is a massive, massive task. Ed O'Brien | Refcard PDF
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    I don't read the press, I don't watch endless music TV. Ed O'Brien | Refcard PDF
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    I think that's what helped us: confidence, respect, the desire to work hard. Ed O'Brien | Refcard PDF
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    I'm thrilled we've got a new single out, as singles were the way I first got into music as a child. Ed O'Brien | Refcard PDF
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    It is fantastic to be found in a foreign country. Ed O'Brien | Refcard PDF
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    It's really weird to be playing chords again. Haven't played chords for a long time. I realised I haven't played chord changes since OK Computer and stuff like that. Ed O'Brien | Refcard PDF
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    Not in the mornings, I'm always so tired in the morning. Ed O'Brien | Refcard PDF
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    Of the 25 songs we've recorded there were 24 that we wanted to have on an album. That wouldn't have worked. So when one of our wise managers suggested the idea of considering two different album, it cleared the way for us. Ed O'Brien | Refcard PDF
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    So we are not doing the traditional album, tour, album, tour, album, tour anymore. We're going to tour when we want to, regardless of whether we've got a record out. Ed O'Brien | Refcard PDF
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    The thing is, it really did take us too long to get these recordings done. We've had our rough times in the studio in the past, but after four weeks most of the material would have been recorded. This time it seemed like it just goes on and on. Ed O'Brien | Refcard PDF
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    There is always some universal proportion, but along with that there are some places where special things happen. Ireland, for example. I've always felt it's interesting to play there. Maybe they just drink more than anybody else. Ed O'Brien | Refcard PDF
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    There was this discussion to know how long the human ear was really receptive to the music. A 74 minute CD is too long. We thought about making two CDs, 35 minutes each... But the songs need to breathe. Ed O'Brien | Refcard PDF
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    We are a weird bunch, we are very disparate. Ed O'Brien | Refcard PDF
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    We are different people - you get a different take on the band whoever you speak to. Somehow, at the end of it, it goes through the filtering process and out comes the Radiohead thing. Ed O'Brien | Refcard PDF
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    We don't hate the media, it's just that when there's too much of it we get bored, but it happens to every human being. I don't think we even hated the media by the time that movie was made. We were just tired. Ed O'Brien | Refcard PDF
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    We're not aware of fame itself, we're not that kind of band. Ed O'Brien | Refcard PDF
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    We're not spokespeople, we're musicians. Ed O'Brien | Refcard PDF
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    What had disappointed me at the time of the last tour, was to go on a worldwide tour, we were at some incredible places and we couldn't enjoy it, hadn't the time. Ed O'Brien | Refcard PDF
  • 24
    What is so refreshing playing with Neil Finn and all his friends is these people think exactly the same - regular people doing their thing and separating the music from the business. Ed O'Brien | Refcard PDF






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