Saturday, August 27, 2011

Kasabian have made their choice

And they didn't flip a coin:

Kasabian star Serge Pizzorno stopped taking drugs so the band would only be remembered for their music.
Obviously, nice to kick the drucks and be clean, so any reason is better than nothing, but did it not occur to Serge that the way to be remembered for your music is to make memorable music? After all, Kurt Cobain did quite a lot of drugs, but Nirvana's music is recalled for its own merits. Never once has this conversation happened:

- Remember that Kurt Cobain?
- Yeah... boy, how much heroin and diazepam did that guy do?
- Wasn't he famous for something else?
- Oh... um... yeah...
- Boxing? Was it boxing?
- Maybe. Doesn't sound right.
- He knew Everett True. Was that it?
- Oh, yeah. That's it.

Still, Kasabian aren't doing drugs any more. For their art:
He said: "We were absolutely crazy. Because you don't know how long it's gonna last and you don't give a f**k about anything. You do an album and you think this is gonna be it so let's just enjoy it. Tomorrow didn't matter. We lived at 100 miles an hour.

"But I just got bored. For me, the most important thing is the art, the music and the things we leave behind. If your music starts to suffer, then it's not worth it."
Presumably the drugs are still working their way out of the band's system, and once they're gone, we'll start seeing what their music sounds like when it's not suffering. Any day now, I'm sure.