Inspirational Words from Mani !!
Stone Roses and Primal Scream bassist Mani, meanwhile, told BBC News that he thought modern bands were playing it too safe.
“It’s all about the songs and technique and spirit,” he said. “Bands of my era had a whacked out agenda. They walked it, they lived it, they breathed it.
“[They were] not necessarily the best musicians in the world but they can try things that are dangerous. I think what’s wrong with British music at the moment is people are too career-orientated.
“They’re afraid, or record companies will not allow them to take risks, and that just makes everything so uniform. Why bother?”
Asked whether it was still possible to do anything original with a guitar, he replied: “People should play the great riffs sideways, backwards, upside down – guitar music has never run its course. I think somebody said that with The Beatles didn’t they?”
Reading this makes me feel good in what I’m creating with BirdPen. We are currently recording Bass parts to a tune that sounds like the apocalyptic end of life on earth !! There is No Escape.