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"i remember we did feed the world in december and the news of the world said 'simon wept to feed the world.' they thought i was crying in the video, but i probably had some of john's coke stuck in my eye, haha!"
charley

"he's got very big feet, john. possibly one of the biggest pairs of feet i've seen."
skippy

"there are no humourists in this band. we're all miserable people."
froggie

"what do you do if a bird shits on your car? don't take her out again!"
charley

"they [italian fans] get very excited...it must be all the espresso."
tigger

"[the band's name] came from a film, a 60's science fiction film called barbarella and there was a character in the film called duran duran, in fact an evil sex fiend, just like nick!"
ringo

"i like the bit where you three [ringo, skippy, and froggie] were dressed up as soldiers, and the bit with nuclear war."
charley

"he was the only one in birmingham who could keep up with [ringo's wasp keyboard] going deet-deet-deet-deet-deet-deet-deet tzunda tzdunda tzunda dada dada"
tigger

"i buy the clothes i buy because i like sailor's tops."
charley

"we *have* to do something about that [black] stage, it's horrible, vile, it's like being in germany!"
ringo

"making the first album, i drank too much beer and ate too much shepherd's pie. they always wanted to do vocals after dinner. what a stupid idea! you can't sing after eating."
charley

"[charley] fell out of a first floor window during that period [1988].  he didn't hurt himself. he's made of rubber."
ringo

"i met yasmin around then. i'd seen a photograph of her, invited her to see indiana jones and went out with her for two weeks. why two weeks? she wouldn't fuck me. i couldn't figure for the life of me why not."
charley

"hi, this is [tigger] from duran duran, and you know, the milwaukee life centre needs your blood. so don't hesitate...just donate!"
tigger

"if you look at [the back cover of satrt] from a long, long, long, long way away, then you might see some backwards messages and satanism!"
charley

"i like pretentiousness if it's done well. i loathe it if it's simply for the sake of it."
ringo

"actually, i believe fuck means love. it's being misused, and it's a good word. we should say it a lot."
charley

"the story of my life is that people keep asking me the story of my life."
tigger

"actually, if you let us get away, we'll be about ten minutes. [on when the next album would be out]"
charley

"i have a lot of gay friends but my genes aren't made that way, they never were. i like women too much."
ringo

"i thought i was going to have a chance for a bite of my tuna sandwich there, but it was not to be!"
tigger

a two-parter. i love these! (tee hee.)
reporter: "john, why did you switch from lead guitar to bass?"
skippy: "you should hear him on guitar!"
charley: "he still plays with his foot!"
tigger: "i only used to play guitar with four strings on it."
skippy: "one finger at a time!"

"[jealousy is] the most negative, destructive, pointless emotion i've ever felt."
charley

"hey, don't laugh at our car."
ringo

"i'm a bit flashy, but i can switch to pensive if you'd like."
tigger

"i always felt like being weird, but i didn't have anyone to be weird with in newcastle."
skippy

"meeting andy warhol...cool, great...but it wasn't like someone giving me a ferrari or anything."
charley

"we need something that sounded original to us and not relative to anything else, not something that people could say they saw on the back of a box of corn flakes."
ringo

this one's a two-parter:
reporter: "why did you choose france for your latest record [satrt]?"
charley: "we didn't."
reporter: "yes, you did." (as if the band wouldn't know where they recorded their album!)
charley: "get your facts right!"

"i'm a bit old fashioned...i don't believe in marriage."
tigger

"i eat the strangest things. i sometimes just eat bread. just on its own. dried bread. i don't know why. bits of fruit and bits of biscuit. it makes me feel better if i don't eat the whole of things."
ringo

"we all hate each other. [on being asked who's the humourist of the group]"
skippy

"we just basically get the same review every time we make an album, which is (a) 'the worst album ever made' and (b) 'why do they still bother?' in fact, i should write to them and say, why do you bother?"
charley

"hey, i've found some bondage trousers."
ringo

"we always react against things, and after six years of being a toothpaste band we wanted to be bad boys, stick our chins out and be bloody minded. all the lovey-dovey blandness of the charts makes me want to puke!"
charley

here's another two-part quote:
reporter: "...what does your music say?"
charley: "hi, hello."
skippy: "it's says, my name's rover."

and another!
reporter: "...i understand that you have somewhat of a james bond obsession, has success helped you..."
tigger: "no, it hasn't!"

"slam your fist down if you're committed!"
skippy

"my god, we're committed! [in response to above]"
tigger

another two-part:
reporter: "...do you think if you were not so cute you would have the same success?"
skippy: "oh, we're cute, are we?"
tigger: "oh, that's really sweet!"
skippy: "isn't she nice? what's your name, what are you doing?"
charley: "...what do you do, have a face drop?"
skippy: "cut your face, smash your teeth?"

"we've got nick, he's the artistic one...we've got john, he's the beautiful one...we've got warren, he's the weird one...and we've got simon, i'm the fucking scary one!"
charley

"i don't think anyone in particular wants to get blown up."
ringo

"john wears lady's knickers!"
skippy

i even have some quotes from the weird one himself, for you warren fans...are there warren fans? j/k!!!!

"i've been with my girlfriend for eight years now, and i have a stepson. it doesn't mean i don't like signing autographs. i love women"
the weird one

"it wasn't very difficult...to convince me [to pose naked]."
the weird one

"let the balls start flying."
the weird one

"no! [when simon came in too early live during electric barbarella]"
the weird one