Life+Times recently caught up with The Kills during their New York stop to talk music, method and madness. Here, the band decodes some of its catalog.
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“It’s not sex. It’s not sexual chemistry. It’s not sexy. It’s just primitive, like, rock n’ roll. ‘Rock n’ roll’ is an old black term for sex, bump n’ grind, rock n’ roll. It always had that. The rhythm of rock n’ roll and the attitude of rock n’ roll somehow is some sort of primitive, sexual thing. It’s not about sex, really. It’s just about dirt.” – Jamie Hince, guitarist of The Kills