1977 interview


Never known for modesty, Marc said “I picked The Damned to tour with me because I wanted to put the best of the established bands against the best of the new wave bands, so we’ll see who can out-punk the other every night” (source: interview with Phillip Crawley published in The Journal, March 18, 1977). In another interview he claimed that he picked The Damned to tour with them because Captain Sensible had the good taste to wear a T Rex t-shirt. Pictured: Marc with Dave Vanian of The Damned, 1977.

How did Harrison come to his realization of the duality of the universe? One might find an answer in his comments on the love songs on 33 1/3. “The main thing that I felt from the ’60s thing that happened – the LSD experiences early on and the meditation that followed – was the realization that all the goodness and all the strength that can support life is all coming out of love. And it’s not just as simple as one guy saying to a chick, ‘I love you,’ an emotional sort of thing.

“So often we say ‘I love you if…’, ‘I love you when…’, ‘I love you but…’, and that’s not real love. Real love is, ‘I love you even if you kick me in the head and stab me in the back, I love you.’ Or just, ‘I love you unconditionally’, and that goes beyond everything… It’s like saying, ‘Okay, I’m a singer now and I want to be the greatest singer in the world.’ And then you start thinking, ‘Well, how good am I? How many notes can I hit? What are my limitations?’ And you realize how limited you really are.

“There’s a holy man in India who said to somebody I know, ‘Develop love, not lust.’ Sometimes we say, ‘I love you’; but what we really mean is, ‘I lust for you.’ Sometimes you can love and lust after someone at the same time. But to love somebody with a real love, lust doesn’t come into it really. To misrepresent love when you are really lustful is not the same thing.”

—  George Harrison, interview w/ Michael Gross for Swank: George Harrison: The zoned-out Beatle turn 33 1/3. (May, 1977)

In a 1977 interview that was never publicly released in it’s entirety, Ted Bundy maintains his facade of innocence. He refuses to accept the fact that he may be given a death penalty, and presents himself in an extremely self-assured way. When asked to consider the possibility of being put to death by means of a firing squad, Bundy arrogantly replies:

“ I think I stand about as much chance of dying in front of a firing squad or in a gas chamber as you do being killed in a plane flight home…let’s hope you don’t.