on Elvis Presley

in conversation with Nick Cave, for an interview with NME journalists in 1989,
"A lot of Presley's good stuff was overlooked. Like, the NME viewpoint that he died when he came out of the army. I think the opposite, his best stuff came after the army"

"Look pal, Elvis was the king, right? To me, Elvis were king. He was only the king 'cos he sustained it."