“ It was a real challenge when I played with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: not to play guitar badly. You need two pedals and an amplifier, and then every idiot is able to play guitar in a wrong way. One needs to avoid many things to escape it. The guitar is an instrument of machismo – this standing with legs apart. Phallic associations of the guitar can’t be outbid by any other instrument, in the gestures as well as in the sound. With Nick Cave I could even play clarinet if he only asked”.
Blixa, Visions interview (translated), from Seele Brennt blog