|Name: Marc Almond||Find on Amazon India: Link|
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As long as ugly people are not on TV, you should only ever have interesting people on TV.
I think there’s always been singers like that and i’ve done my fair share of cheese as well.
I think the older I get the more creative I get, I don’t have the distractions that I had when I was younger.
I think in the past I think I probably was a little too diverse, probably went from one spectrum to the complete opposite and confusing people.
I mean whatever I do it’s important that I put my stamp on it and keep it in my world, whether I’m doing a dance track or something like the Russian album for example.
I don’t really have anything against Will Young or Gareth Gates.
I don’t enjoy being a celebrity, I don’t want any part of that or any part of that fame for fame… i’d actually rather die than be a celebrity slime!!!
As soon as one project is finished I like to go straight on to something else.
Knowing what I knew about Russia, as much as I loved the music and was fascinated by the songs and the whole idea of it, I knew it would be a very lengthy and frustrating process.
For me it always comes down to what is a good song and I’m very old fashioned in the way that I like to make songs that have something classic about them whether you can play them with an orchestra or an electro synthesizer or an acoustic guitar.
Russia can be quite a dangerous place sometimes, but I never think about it.
We just kind saw the images and knew the cliches, so to have the opportunity to go there and learn something about Russian music and about Russian people and to see things apart from being a tourist.
These days i tend to use one project I do as a kind of offshoot to the next.
The weird thing was that Soft Cell was supposed to have come and gone before I started the album.
The way the business things work in Russia is you have to meet people, you have to go through a certain amount of etiquette and business things are done just simply by a shake of the hand and whether they like you or not.
That’s what I like to do, I like to make songs.
Russians have a new freedom, but as long as they don’t express that freedom on a public platform.
My next record I really just want it to be a collection of great songs, classic songs in a way.
It’s a shame in a way that people come and go with one album.
I thinks it really interesting how they throw the world music samples in there. I often wonder what it would be like to do something like that, but use my lyrics and my kind of style.
That’s the way I work and one day I won’t have the energy to do it, so I think it’s always good to make the most of your life and living as much as possible.