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LMR: You originated in the mid 90’s when hip-hop and grunge were a major influence in music, yet you have a very original sound. What inspired you at the time?
C.TT: Not being good enough players to imitate anyone was huge part of it. I had gone to music school for composition as well as recording school so I knew that music wasn't about being tricky and i knew how to get it to sound cool in recordings. That was enough. Mazzy Star and Spiritualized were the best of the lot at the time and we were also on a VU and T-Rex jag during those years so I guess that pretty much encapsulates The Dandy’s sound.
LMR: You have released 10 albums. Is there one you are most proud of?
C.TT: Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia and Welcome to the Monkey House changed popular culture, which I’m of course very proud of although they are not my two favorite of our records. Currently I’m listening to Earth to The Dandy Warhols and Distortland the most. To be around as long as we have and still make records that cool is quite a feat in itself.