from an interview I did in 2006 around Rip It Up and Start Again
"In Rip It Up, there is a strong differentiation between music in ’78, ’79, ’80, '81. But I lived through that sequence, through the big changes that happened each year, the memory of that is still vivid to me, the distinctions very real. I think young people now hear stuff from so many eras at once all jumbled up, those distinctions don't matter to them. All that is unrecoverable, the sense of historical sequence.
"Its fascinating to me. It's actually something I’d like to write a book on – time, nostalgia, timelessness… "