Andy Taylor Quotes (52 Quotes)


    We recorded a bunch of the shows because they were the first shows we'd done back together. We wanted to have a memento of them.

    The show has a lot to do with manhood and how men come into being. I grew up without my father in the picture, and my grandfather was my main role model. The aesthetics (of the show) come from the male model skipping a generation.

    To passively get up and play a bunch of old songs wouldn't have really motivated us. So we are bringing the new material into the set and it goes down really well.

    The board is determined to steer the company, which has an extremely strong roster of artists and a strong 30-year track record, back to a profitable trading position and back to sustainable long term growth.

    We've never actually stopped talking. We all saw each other-there wasn't any great divide. There were no big walls or barriers to get over.


    It's hard to know what they were thinking. It's never too late for the chairman to make the right decision. But if the chairman insists on it, we'll go forward with that hearing. We fully expect to win. My hope is they put down their objections and move one.

    The thing about Duran... that gives you the ability to bring all that opportunity back into your life.

    This is a very screwed-up business. Record labels don't sign a lot of bands these days. We just want to find a home and stay there and make records and do our thing and not have to look over our shoulder.

    I discovered that it was a lonely world being a solo artist. Then I started working with another solo artist, Rod Stewart, and he used to tell me how lonely he was!

    There's a good side and a bad side to this.

    We were very young in Duran, and to get pushed in a corner can be very difficult to get out of.

    We play a long show, and you can't beat yourself up too much over it, as physically you just kill yourself. It was always good fun on the road and it still is.

    From doing Power Station, it was like, it's the same guys, but it doesn't sound like them. When we were in Duran, the labels and management wanted more Duran stuff so they could sell it.

    The five of us don't know how to exist in any other way. We are an ambitious bunch, I guess.

    Those were the days, you know. It's an English thing; as soon as it's gets to 6 pm, you have to go and have a drink. We used to stick to that religiously.

    We had a huge audience, we sold truckloads of albums. If we do something that's cool, people will listen to it. If we don't, we would be selling people short.

    We didn't just want to go out and do that whole greatest hits thing.

    I am pleased with the rapid progress we have made in addressing the key issues and costs in our business and we will continue to restructure the group over the next few weeks and months,

    We've kinda been watching the business fall apart and have been wondering how to take care of our business and make sure it doesn't get affected.


    It was mind-blowing. It was a small place with 2,000 standing-up tickets. It's great to have your band back and working and playing again, people have been so generous.

    I am well aware that Sanctuary has disappointed the market significantly this year and, with hindsight, it is clear we grew too fast.

    It's just one more thing that people get to hear about the speaker in a bad light. It just keeps a constant type of drumbeat alive, and keeps his name in the public's consciousness.

    Everybody around this table has been hurt (by canker). We need to look beyond the four corners of this table.

    That way we'll be on a level playing field and remedy the harm to the party has put on us so far.

    We felt if we didn't have new material in us and we didn't have a real reason to exist, then we probably wouldn't have done an 80's revival thing. We are very conscious about the fact that's what we are as a bunch of people.

    It was fairly evident that nobody wanted to do this as a one-off thing. It's too big a part of our life to do it quickly and dispose of it.

    Some of those songs, you really have to bite them. You challenge yourself, you challenge the audience, you do something different. People weren't expecting it.

    I thought it would be weird if Duran Duran came back but didn't have a great song the whole world could sing. That's one of the things that drives us.

    Premiering the show online a week before its television transmission is a first for Channel 4 and what better show could we start with than this The IT Crowd is a surreal look at the underclass of a company and we're giving people the chance to see it first.

    The past 12 months have been the most difficult and challenging period that Sanctuary has ever had. As a result, we have had to make some fundamental changes and difficult decisions, but it was essential to make them and we have acted quickly to do so.

    My family are all coming down to the game tomorrow and although it is very last minute they are all excited.

    Local government represents the cornerstone of the United States, and we fully support the critical role that localities play in protecting consumer and citizen rights. However, with 78 car rental excise taxes in 37 states, and 45 more such taxes pending or under discussion, we must speak out on behalf of our customers. These arbitrary taxes unfairly single out our customers and potentially interfere with interstate commerce by hindering free trade in the nationwide car rental industry.

    Rock n roll is what I would die for, but I love music and I love exploring, taking the challenge of playing, writing or singing... or producing.


    Melodic songs that people can relate to has always been our thing.

    The great thing about the Internet is that it allows people to find and consume music.

    I am confident that we have a high quality business and, with a much-reduced cost base, I believe we are well placed to rapidly return to profitability going forward.

    When you are younger, you are running on that pure naive adrenalin, you don't have any real responsibility aside from making sure you get there and play. And there's usually someone there to help you do that!

    What you're seeing is that American consumers are using rental cars in their home towns and neighborhoods for many needs beyond replacements for automobiles that are in the shop. They're renting for corporate and leisure needs, driving vacations, an extra car, or a different kind of car.

    I don't think you need a record deal to write songs. You don't need any other reason than you want to do it. It's a far cry from why some people do music today. They make it to order, which is pretty horrible.

    There are very few guys you meet in your life that you can work with, but the five of us just know what the other guys are thinking and where we fit.

    I am totally focused on repairing the short-term damage to what is fundamentally a robust business,

    I wish we could have kept him longer. There's more work to do, but he's done a tremendous job for us. He's made a difference.

    Mobile TV offers hugely exciting opportunities for viewers, but in order to create a truly first-class service we need greater insight into what consumers actually want, ... This trial will help us to develop an offering that genuinely serves viewers by providing content and services to mobile phones that can be watched when and how our viewers want it.

    We wanted to get everyone back focused on the fact we are playing live again. It really does sound great.

    When I first moved to Houston, I had to spend some time figuring out what I wanted to do. The last year has been sort of dormant, but now things have just exploded. It's been kind of crazy how things have just blown up.

    When you don't have a record label and you have been on your own as we have, you can look at all these other ways you can get in touch with other people and get music out there again.

    You want to have stability in the commercial aspect of your operation.

    You can't do some of the things you used to do. I suppose you have to go at a gentler pace. I mean, God help us, you can't sit at home being a Vicar or anything.


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