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John: Look, I don’t have to explain myself to anybody, and I ain’t gonna really bother. Now, I was asked here right, to interview with the band here – PiL – [points to band] but now like, we’re facing a cheapskate comedy interrogation act and it just ain’t on pal. It’s a joke. It’s a farce. 

 Chris Cowey: So you mean you don’t want to give any messages…

 John: I don’t need to explain myself. Sooner or later somebody will open their [bleep] eyes. [deadpan] Oh, sorry, rude word. [rolls eyes] 

 PiL: (Lydon / Levene / Wobble / Dudanski) Tyne Tees TV, Check it Out, July 2nd, 1979