16 April 2008 at 09:20 posted by Bart Van Belle 1 Comment

The highlights from the interview in Focus Knack

  • A Dutch journalist described Vantage Point as testosteronrock
  • Tom admits that they've cultivated the conflict-model in the early days of dEUS
  • Mauro has influenced Tom to start working faster (Mauro released four albums between Pocket Revolution and Vantage Point)
  • Renaat Lambeets in one of his most important friends and Tom finds his opinion important
  • There's a cover of The Alcoholics by Jim Thompson on the back of Pocket Revolution
  • He thinks the concert at Werchter 2006 was one of the best ones they've ever played
  • There will be a gig in Antwerp in autumn, on a special date, on a special place
  • He would never uses djembés and he will never uses words like monkey and guitar in his lyrics
  • He hates to write songs about the songwriting itself
  • The Manu Riche-documentary will probably be released by the end of the year
  • He would like to ask James Gray for the recording of a clip
  • Tom is making clips for every song on Vantage Point
  • He thinks it's great that some fashion-designers use dEUS-songs at their defilés
  • Martin Margiela used Roses once
  • Dries Van Noten asked for a 13-minute version of Bad Timing last winter
  • about the capitals in dEUS: Tom thought Deus was ugly typograficly
  • Add (N) To (X) also has a song about Buckminster Fuller
  • He doesn't want to go in politics, making music and movies is what he wants to do
  • He mostly writes his lyrics minutes before they start recording
  • Tom thinks his lyrics are way too long most of the time
  • About the fans asking for old songs: Zea is too old, Right As Rain is too slow, but Great American Nude could be great
  • Klaas has been asking to get Roses from the setlist for years
  • There will be a day that they will only play new stuff during gigs
  • CJ Bolland's father helped them with the building of the control room in the studio
  • They also got help from Albi, a 74 year old guy who used to work in Abbey Road


1 Response so far.

  1. Erin says:

    -Testosterone rock?! Really?! As in, aggressive male rock? Quite frankly I find that insulting.

    -"He thinks the concert at Werchter 2006 was one of the best ones they've ever played"
    Cool! I was there! (Since I live so far away, I'm very excited at this!) I remember being SO PUMPED by the end of it. After coming from a country where no one knows dEUS (and no one believes me when I say they're famous), to see 7000 people dancing and singing to Suds and Soda was one of the best adrenaline highs for me.

    -"Tom is making clips for every song on Vantage Point"
    YES!

    -"About the fans asking for old songs: Zea is too old, Right As Rain is too slow, but Great American Nude could be great"
    WOW-- can you imagine if they launched into that?! I'd be sorry if I missed that gig. (I'm also sorry to hear there's no chance of Zea or Right as rain making a comeback.)

    Thanks for posting these highlights!