Barons of Suburbia

samedi 3 mai 2014, par Cécile Desbrun

"On Barons it’s the entity, text and music, that came first instinctively and then it’s when we started working on the shape that the structure showed up. I like the idea of recursive patterns. It was very hard for Matt and Jon to make that song. The song was written, the structure was here and we had to find an arrangement because when you play odd scales, you can have your own perception of it. And there are so many things that happen between the moment when you play the song for yourself and the moment when everyone is here to put it on a record. That’s why Mark and Marcel record everything in the case of the first take could be the good one." (Recording Musicien, March 2005) 

"This song is about takers. We all know them, either as people we have to work with or friends we find out about eventually, and sometimes it’s a real shock to realize that when push comes to shove, all these people really care about is what’s in it for them. In the end they don’t even pretend to care if you’re okay. Not if you’re okay, or if the friendship is okay, or anything else. Can somebody tell me what is wrong with the idea of a win-win ? Why does somebody always have to bite the dust ? Jeez. These days it seems as if it’s getting harder and harder to get people on the team who really want to show that they value one another. People might say that they want to, but at the end of the day most of them care only about what they get out of it." (Tori Amos : Piece by Piece)

"Barons of Suburbia is taking on the behavior of the Barons, that they’ve taken on the patriarchy and their ideology. Whether you’re looking at certain governments or certain relationships, we go back to the personal and the political always." (Diary Entry @toriamos.com)