Extract from 'Views' Magazine - February 09
Q: It's been along time since anyone has really heard from the
Abomination Angel. What has been happening in the last six months?
A; There's been a lot of depression and inertia. The tours last year went
their normal way with a lot of them being cancelled. Those that went ahead
were pretty good, but things just started getting me down again and it seems
we're always fighting a losing battle.
Q: In what way?
A: Personal things. Political things. It's just... The world just seems
like a f**king sh*thole ruled by money and power at the moment. Those at the
bottom are destined to stay there despite everything the likes of the
ordinary person tries to do.
It got to the stage when I'm standing there... on a stage... shouting
about what I feel is wrong with everything, and people understand and agree
and everything, but you can't change things. OK I can make people
aware, but changing is another matter. You get to the point where you start
to wonder what it's all for.
Q: Did you think of quitting? I now you had a thought in that direction
some time ago.
A: No. I had a spell of depression, yeah, but I've been there before and
could handle it better this time. I just started to get back into the music
again. 'Anger is an energy' as John Lydon once said.
Q: So what are you doing now musically?
A: Ideas are there but in different directions. Not all, and I haven't
gone away from my 'style' but other areas have come up which I feel strongly
about and these come up in the songs I write.
Q: Such as?
A: There's a big sexual overtone to the current songs. The next album I
think is going to be more sexually orientated but there are still many other
issues that are going round. There's this stupid war in Afghanistan. I don't
know how long this is going to take but it just seems to be going nowhere.
The guys out there are doing a fantastic job and all praise to them but
they're doing it under orders, and it just seems that governments have
forgotten or don't know what is supposed to happen next. Money is being
spent left, right and centre propping financial institutions up whilst
unemployment and misery is increasing about the general population...