Origin story: How Die Hard influenced the creation of the band…
One night in 1994 I was at a friends house and ended up watching again the Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman movie Die Hard. But this time when I watched it, I saw it differently. Not focusing on the jokey John McClaine character but this time on the Bad Guys. This time I saw cool smart guys in suits and roll neck sweaters walking along a corridor going to carry out the caper.
And Fuck, something stirred inside of me. They looked…. they looked like a band to me that night! But a band of grown ups. It set my brain whirring.
Next day I started writing again. All those months and months I’d been wrestling with the concepts of how you could be older and still be in in a Rock and Roll band. Of course there was The Stones still looking great and still out there but they were just continuing something they started as those sexy rebellious teenagers. How do you start again when you’ve already been involved in all these iconic bands. How do you start again when you look in the mirror and don’t know who you see. Now I could see it. It was different again than my old visions of how you needed to be and to look. Not my preconceived image of Rock and Roll, of The Dolls , the MC5, The Stones or The Pistols.
Maybe Experience could be edgy too.