It's (The Cult) always been me and Ian, and it always will be. We're a little wiser, but just as pissed off as we ever were.
A band like the Cult was never, ever destined to be super huge, because it's just never going to be for everybody. But I think the Cult is multifaceted, and that gives us a longevity.
I think what was great with the Cult was that we were allowed to evolve. We made different types of records, which was interesting. You play 'Love' and 'Electric' back to back, and they're really not that similar.
Basically, Ian went through the process of doing the Doors, and through singing somebody else's stuff and detaching himself from being at the center of the band, I think he just gained some perspective on the fact that the Cult wasn't such a terrible place to be.
When you're trying to sell something -- and we took a fairly big record deal when they were still going around -- we felt a lot of pressure to live up to that and perform. I think that at this point, we're a lot happier just playing live music. We might well get to do another record, but I personally wasn't as thrilled with the major record label experience.
I remember being in the crowd watching the Sex Pistols in Finsbury Park in 1976, and I was really emotionally affected by that. I was really choking up. I occasionally get that vibe when people see The Cult, especially in countries where we’ve never been, like Serbia. There was just this outpouring of emotion, and that’s why I’m doing it now, more than anything else.
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