So I'm putting together the Steve-O interview for posting tomorrow… As you know, I like to start my articles with quotes. I ended up going with a great quote from Degas, but in my meandering I found my way back to this old quote from Genesis (as in COUM transmissions, not Peter Gabriel):

I just can't stand the visual rape of walking down St. Marks Place and having all these unknown people offend me with facial piercings, which are there purely to shock and give a pretense of alienation. If they want to upset their mother and father figures, they should go and shit on their floor. And as for their supposed 'tribalism,' just throw and $100 bill into the middle of the room and see how unified they are.
- Genesis P-Orridge

I think he said that at about the same time he was suing Rick Rubin (successfully) for $1.5 million after having to jump out of his window after the house caught fire, thanks to careless smoking by the members of Love & Rockets. But long term readers of BME know all about that (you do remember Mark Kramer's gonzo Soft Toy Department, right?)…

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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