Here is a list of 101 things to compare Interpol to other than Joy Division.
John Cale Warren Zevon Pink Floyd’s Animals your favorite animals The Animals The Anti-Nowhere League Robert Fripp’s League of Gentlemen Marilyn Monroe Saccharine Trust with a different singer a very depressed Dire Straits Nico’s The Marble Index Nico in general the first Cure album the second Cure album early Bauhaus late Bauhaus Peter Murphy’s “Cuts You Up” screwed & chopped Van Gogh’s The Potato Eaters the Strokes "Rainy Days and Sundays" the Sundays "If I Was a Carpenter" Graham Greene a goth Aztec Camera the Steve Miller Band Sebadoh the Wedding Present weddings in general Generalissimo Francisco Franco the Lemon Pipers a really obscure two-piece from southern California who nobody remembers called Supercollider, who were really good and screened old NASA footage while they played, and I really wanted to see them a bunch of times but I actually only saw them that one time and it was really great the Beatles Beat Happening What’s Happening!!! the remake of the What’s Happening!!! remake that’ll hit screens circa 2135 and will only be seen by androids Christian Death’s Catastrophe Ballet the Virgin Prunes a really mellow Sex Gang Children the cover of an album I have by a band called We Are Childhood Equals Rothko if he’d lived to see fluoxetine Jackson Pollock if he’d never been born water air a late-morning alone in an old-growth forest S.E. Hinton novels the Andrea True Connection the feeling you get from guys who are into conspiracy theory & pyrmaids & shit like that the suspicion you have that some of these guys could have been you if you’d made just one wrong mental turn at just the wrong moment "Suspicious Minds" framed photographs of Elvis framed photographs of Elvis in a dentist’s office framed photographs of Elvis in a dentist’s office on a distant planet Edward Elgar Sonic Youth minus the noise fixation an imaginary band named “Youth Sonique” old-time hockey breakfast in Paris the sun setting after the monsoon rains the Manic Street Preachers Nirvana the credits to a French movie playing in a theater in S.E. Portland on a rainy day Sarah Records Blanco y Negro David Bowie’s early singles on Pye "Downtown" Susan Amway-era Magnetic Fields lack of water lack of air fluorescent light a balcony in Adelaide, Sunday, August17th, 2003, 7:00 a.m. the modern sense of duty the postmodern suspicion of same the truth not lying somewhere in between, contrary to what you might expect, but squarely in one of the two camps Lee Hazlewood’s Cowboy in Sweden Roxy Music with an attitude problem the Microphones an old PSA for dental hygiene where the voiceover, a child, introduces the spot by saying “Happy Tooth discovers the real toothache!” Radiohead Criswell the Stranglers attempting to quit drinking without any help from anybody shut up, fuck you, I can do it myself thanks Strawberry Switchblade’s “Since Yesterday” Tanita Tikaram’s band’s secret practice tapes bedrooms whose walls are covered in band fliers a mountain of skulls in the jungle Suede Pulp Spandau Ballet This Kind of Punishment Mighty Joe Young the C.B. craze-related TV show Movin’ On, but not B.J. and the Bear Sinead O’Connor if things had worked out differently the band that Sinead’s third son will start in 2024 the year 2024 itself, faintly visible there on the horizon the horizon itself our own mysterious attraction toward horizons in general mysterious attractions in general
David Bowie:Hi Barton. Really like your stuff. You have such a great way of talking about yourself in your songs and I really get you. You're like the Trent Reznor of the 21st century minus all the industrial sideshow. Would you like to collaborate on a single and music video?
So I’ve realized that among the many inane things I natter to myself under my breath on a regular basis, my most common expression of displeasure is something along the lines of “muffbucket.” Does this have potential? Can we make this a thing?
Nevermind this is stupid nnunvblunderfofot uhf shittyshittyshittimes muffbucket.