But sometimes, I still have ideas for things that would be a good band, and it gives me sympathy for the kinds of people - like Stuart Murdoch - who before they were in bands would make up fake bands and send in details of their imaginary gigs to the NME listings pages.
Currently my favourite idea for a band is two guitars, alternating between flange and distortion, detuned (but nothing too heavy and obvious, maybe like E flat), flanking a singer who would render all of the basslines as rapid bleeps on a distorted Casio. Vocals would be the high-register girl-barks I loved in Xerox Girls, Disco, Help She Can't Swim or The Brownies.
The music would sound like:
- Got The Time by Anthrax
- Breaking The Law by Judas Priest
- Last Caress by The Misfits
- Fuel For Hatred by Satyricon
- The Pentagram Burns by Satyricon
- 18 And Life by Skid Row