on That Petrol Emotion

extract from an interview in 1988; replying to a question about his opinion on bands who choose to write songs about prevailing politics, preoccupations and social prejudices of the day,
"....I mean, I like That Petrol Emotion and that, I really do, but I don't want to hear their half-arsed views on Ireland which they got from some politico in Camden Town. When I want to read about politics, I buy New Statesman, it's as simple as that."