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Neil's 'StarQuotes' in Suede interviews

Suede've already done hundreds of interviews with the press. They did even more in the recent years. So wondering what Neil's said in the interviews? Here it is!

(Additions is really welcome since I'm not a long-time Suede fan and it's impossible for me to get all the back-issues. If you have add-ons please email me. I'll put a credit of it. Thanks very much!

'I seem to get the slop that's left over from the curry man,' he mourns. 'Anyway, I'm an on-off vegetarian and it's "on" at the moment, so I'll probably go for the noodles. But the problem there

is that you have to be quick, because they get cold quickly. And they congeal.''

"Too right!" Neil trills. "if you've been forced to camp when you're young, it's just something that brings back dreadful sense memories, waking up in a tent, regretting stuff. Retrogression. Ooh, it brings back horrible memories."

"No way!" refutes Neil. "I just clear off! whenever I've gone to festivals it's been for, like, a day."

All from 'Headliner Music', Melody Maker,
19 June 1999

"I think She's In Fashion is one of Suede's more brazen attempts to be a pop band really."
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''I had this string riff and beats and Brett wrote the melody to it. And however we tried to do it, we tried to make it a lot more obscure and a lot more dancey but it didn't really suit it. We tried about ten different versions of it when we did the record and it just didn't work.''
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"Indian Strings is one of the later tracks on the album but it's one of the first songs that was written for the album, quite early on. And it's just one that Brett came up with on his own in the very early stages, we hadn't formulated any ideas about the record. But it just kind of stood on its own and I think it's a really good piece of songwriting and I think it could be sung by anybody really. It's quite a simple ballad, very simple idea, quite open and honest and I think you could imagine it being done by someone like Simon and Garfunkel. It's quite a timeless song and it's one of those things that

could fit on the record in any shape or form.

We started off making this record and we said we won't have any real strings on it, but it's one of those songs that warranted it and I think it's very much a Suede song but like most of the songs on the album it's quite an advancement from Coming Up for instance. I think it's a great little song and that's that."

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All from Interview on Head Music,

"' Waterloo' is part of ourconvert Abba theme," he explains. "The other B-side on the CD is called 'See That Girl', which is a line from 'Dancing Queen'. For the album, all my demos were named after the London Underground. 'Waterloo' was one that stuck. It's a good song, because people say to me, 'Is that Abba's waterloo'?' and I say, 'No,

it's my waterloo, my final battle."

From 'Through the Arch Window', Select
May 1999

(for a detailed Neil's excerpt please go to the Articles section)

"I don't have a problem with being objectified," Codling says now, "if it's not at the expense of other things... I took it with a pinch of salt, and i did play up to it a bit. But it's no a preening, posing thing."

From Suede special, Uncut, May 1999
(for a detailed Neil's excerpt please go to the Articles section)

What question do Suede fans ask you most often?
Neil: Oh what's your favourite film?" and stuff like that. They don't really ask about the music - they

know that inside out. They want your mind instead.

What's your favourite possession?
Neil: I've got loads of clothes that i borrow off people and enver five back. so they're my possessions in a way, but they're not really mine.

Both from 'Dark Stuff', The Face, April 1999.