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Why the Strokettes went rogue
Why the Strokettes went roguePosted by Max Fischer on November 2, 2009 at 4:02 pm
This is from a recent article...
[quote]In the studio, the singer relished the opportunity to call all the creative shots, which reminded him of the Strokes' early days. "I used to do everything," he says. "I mean, I try not to be a total dictator monster, but I was writing pretty much all the bass lines and drum beats and guitar solos."
Does he think fans knew that about the band?
"No, and that's the funny thing," he says. "I was always fighting to create this image of the five-piece gang. I always liked that vibe. But as things got on, relationships got weird, so I just tried to back off. I was more like, 'OK, let's all work together and fulfill the illusion or whatever.' "[/quote]
I wonder if that illusion that they were all equal creators of the Strokes made the Strokette's so eager to do their own thing... because think about it. If everyone was under the impresison they were all responsible for the music.. then when the music was criticized they all felt like they were taking the heat for it and maybe did to a certain degree.. so this representation that they were all responsible for the music may have made them so critical of the music. It turned them into monsters in a way..