Usually I like to have them, but going drum-less pushes everything in a new direction and makes it easier to keep things sounding different.
— J Mascis
'No Bones' has some reverb that I kick around.
It's harder to play drums than guitar, physically. I'm always kind of on the edge. I guess that's how I play everything: on the edge of my ability.
I've never liked rehearsing too much.
It's good to have certain restrictions sometimes, but it's definitely more fun to play really loud, with distortion.
All labels are offensive in some way.
Yeah, you know, I'm always into cassette. At least they seem to be the longest-lasting medium we used to have. I don't play cassettes much anymore, but I play records all the time.
I've always worn earplugs, but I'm sure my hearing's not great.
I was just reading about Paul Simon in 'Uncut', and it was fascinating. I never think about him much or think about his music or anything, but it's interesting to hear his ideas on stuff.
When I play a solo I'm just expressing that moment. It can go horribly wrong easily enough.
People have to do what they want to do.
I prefer cynical people. Nice guys grow on trees.
I play a Fender Jazzmaster and three stacks and a combo, two old Marshall Plexis and a Hiwatt combo and a Hiwatt combo with Marshall cabs.
You might as well play at the show everyone else is playing at.
I enjoy having some boundaries to work within. That's why I generally don't like alternate tunings and stuff like that. I like the boundaries of regular tunings.
Generally my songs are just some riffs slung together as an excuse for a guitar solo.
I have a couple of gold teeth. I had braces for a year but I didn't wear the retainer.