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Matt Tong Quotes & Sayings

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I'm really excited about the remixes. I've always been a fan of electronic music and I'm thinking about that very seriously for the next record as well. — Matt Tong

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I want the words to be read in conjunction with the music. — Matt Tong

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Youth is so cynical. There's never anything to believe in as a teen. — Matt Tong

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Even that word depends on what you mean by pop. I mean, pop music has currency. It could just be about that girl who's in love with you. — Matt Tong

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The live experience and the recorded experience are totally different. When you're recording an album, you won't be able to immerse people in sound. When you play live, you want to grab people on the visceral level. They're completely different. — Matt Tong

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It's frustrating that people attribute something to certain songs and that's not what they're about at all. — Matt Tong

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There's so much to be said for making your guitar sound like a synthesizer and try to make your drummer sound like a drum machine. — Matt Tong

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I don't really believe in the use of drum machines live. — Matt Tong

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Everyone tries to research your background. I have a real fear of celebrity and exposing my real self. — Matt Tong

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After a while, you start to believe that your opinions are more valid than everyone else's. It can be hard to be humble about making really good music; you really believe that you're a savior to music. That's why bands don't like each other. — Matt Tong

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You can't help hearing things that are popular when you're young and impressionable. — Matt Tong

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I think Paris Hilton is really our generation's Marilyn Monroe. She's the image of the youth today. There's a real fascination with Paris, ranging on the obsessive. I'm repulsed by her, but because of her notoriety, she has access to an audience. — Matt Tong

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There's too much rock that relies a fetishism or nostalgia for the old ways. That's a real enemy to music. — Matt Tong

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I never saw the point in listening to only one thing. The low art/high art distinction comes from the establishment telling me how I'm supposed to think. — Matt Tong

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I never understood the low art/high art distinction. — Matt Tong

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Patriotism is a joke in the UK. — Matt Tong

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I have a real problem with rock music because it seems that lineage doesn't really exist. — Matt Tong

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Nobody starts a band to make friends; you do it because of the music. — Matt Tong

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I'm not excited when bands strip things down. I'm not excited by the White Stripes. — Matt Tong

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I feel that's important that I have some place to go that isn't on the cover of a magazine. I signed up to make music. — Matt Tong

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There's so much that you can do if you mimic your style to a drum machine. I think that's far more exciting. — Matt Tong

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When you grow up, you're told that rock 'n' roll is the only authentic way to express yourself. Live instrumentation, singer, live drums. You're told that's the best medium to communicate. — Matt Tong

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You want to reach people on a real level and have a fan base that understands you. — Matt Tong

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I'm finding it hard to listen to other rock bands. It's been hard for me for a long time, but now I can't listen to any new bands at all. — Matt Tong