THE CULT Singer Says Album Is 'A Dead Format'
Fan-filmed video footage of THE CULT's September 6, 2009 performance at the House of Blues in Houston, Texas can be viewed below (courtesy of "reaganomics78").
THE CULT is performing its entire 1985 album, "Love", on the current tour. However, frontman Ian Astbury tells Metro that he doesn't want the "Love Live" tour to be seen as a remember-when show.
"I fucking hate nostalgia," says the singer. "It fucking makes me sick."
"These songs were written in a very earnest way, and the music I listen to now really reminds me of myself when I was 23," he continues. "You have to go away from yourself to discover yourself."
"We're at the point in our career where we have this body of work, a legacy that we can exploit, in a way. We're kind of between the old world and the new world in the sense that the music industry is dead, while we're finding our feet, and we still want to move forward and we still want to be out here performing."
Regarding the possibility of a new THE CULT studio album, Astbury says, "It's a dead format; we don't have the attention span for albums. The idea of going into a studio and spending a year-and-a-half creating a body of work which you put out as a body of work is pointless. By the time you put it out, it's already been leaked. … It's a year-and-a-half worth's of work down the fucking tubes. We need to put out bite-sized chunks."
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