“I’ve got one thing to say about being the bass player … I didn’t want the role of being Entwhistle or Bill Wyman, stuck in the background. That’s too depressing and if that was what I’d been offered with The Clash I would’ve turned it down. Maybe that’s the nature of the job, or has been in the past; the bass player as the one that held the fort, so to speak, along with the drummer, letting everybody else go lunatic. But, y'know, why can’t we all be lunatics?” - Paul Simonon