on Bo Diddley

"Say you get together with the group, and we're all trying to be friends with each other, they'll all put, like, Pavement, Sebadoh, REM on.  I'll put bloody Bo Diddley on."

on the track, Hey! Bo Diddley,
"This is the best music ever - just one drum and guitar, out of tune and dead simple. I finally managed to get hold of his 16 Greatest Hits album the other day. It's marvellous. He's very influential but never gets much credit. The Stones just pinched riffs off every second song of his. I met him a couple of times. I lived in Chicago for six months and he lived just around the corner. He was the local sheriff of the borough. He wore a badge. It was surreal. He's a great guy - a real hero."