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  • I think you want to write a song that's like the songs you are into.

    Song   Writing   Thinking  
  • I think making the songs is to put strength in the community in some way.

  • Springsteen on that record started writing less about having your wind in your hair and turning the radio up and more about being dragged down by adult things. Regular people trying to get ahead. A little less mythical and romantic, and more real. It's a really spectacular record for that reason.

    Real   Writing   Hair  
  • There are nights when I think that Sal Paradise was right / Boys and Girls in America / Have such a sad time together.

    Girl   Boys   Night  
    "Song: "Stuck Between the Stations" ("Boys and Girls in America")". 2006.
  • The critics and hardcore music fans, those are the people you have to get to first, so we're really happy about it.

    People   Fans   Firsts  
    "The Hold Steady". Interview with Brian Howe, May 16, 2005.
  • You can either go to the gym because you want to lose weight, or you can go to the gym because you like how it makes you feel when you're running.

    Running   Weight   Want  
    "The Hold Steady". Interview with Tom Breihan, May 17, 2010.
  • The Catholic influence just comes from being raised Catholic, going to church every Sunday, being confirmed, going to church on holy days. So it's coming from where I am. It serves the purpose of having people who have a base or foundation where they know what's right.

    "The Hold Steady". Interview with Brian Howe, May 16, 2005.
  • Some people will totally get restless, since you can make demos pretty easy. It's not unreasonable for someone to say, "All right, can you just record this and go home and work on it?"

    Home   People   Records  
  • Heaven Is Whenever - the Christian version of reward, the ultimate reward of heaven. I guess what I'm trying to say is this is happening every day. We're blessed always. There is struggle and there is suffering in our lives, but understanding that is part of our lives - a part that just is. Suffering is a part of the joy of life.

  • Being on a microphone nightly has made me better at what I do, made me better able to sing a little bit, but also more confident at trying it.

  • I think the other thing that shaped me a little bit is that I really didn't have any success in music until my early to mid-30s.

    Thinking   Littles   Bits  
  • In the end, when you're writing a really good song, it strikes the right tone.

    Song   Writing   Tone  
  • I definitely hope to continue to release records at an accelerated pace.

    Pace   Records   Release  
    "The Hold Steady". Interview with Tom Breihan, May 17, 2010.
  • I graduated high school in 1989, and there was no alternative rock radio, and there wasn't really good college radio you could get on a car stereo. Once you get a car at that age, you're spending all the time you can away from home, sometimes just driving around aimlessly. Listening, or not even listening, but subconsciously soaking up this classic rock barrage.

    School   Home   College  
    "The Hold Steady". Interview with Brian Howe, May 16, 2005.
  • There's somewhat of a real fascination with American bands and American mythology in London.

    Real   Fascination   Band  
    "The Hold Steady". Interview with Pitchfork, May 17, 2010.
  • When people hit on feeling a certain melancholy or elation, it's a really exciting moment. I think making that connection is the goal, and what makes something great.

    Thinking   People   Goal  
  • At forty-one, now I think it would be really cool to have an A&R guy say, "You know what? I don't think you've got this album sequenced right."

    Thinking   Guy   Albums  
  • So maybe it’s just a part of who we all are, and always were. My worry now, though, is that we are starting to nurture these neuroses of ours, and treating them like pets. That can’t be a good thing.

    Worry   Pet   Neurosis  
  • The Replacements are the foundation for a lot of what came after in alternative and college rock. Let It Be is their best record and has the most diverse collection of songs. Some pop stuff, some heavy stuff, and some real moments of beauty like 'Sixteen Blue' and 'Androgynous.' It's a record I always go back to.

    Song   Real   College  
    "The Hold Steady's 10 Rock Albums Every Man Should Own" by Mike Ayers, March 25, 2014.
  • An album doesn't mean as much to a lot of people now, compared to just songs.

    Song   Mean   People  
    "The Hold Steady". Interview with Pitchfork, May 17, 2010.
  • Some people I've talked to have had really an interpretation of this record as being nostalgic. But in some ways, when we were writing Stay Positive, I was really obsessed with age. I kept saying it was a record about trying to age gracefully. This record, I think actually was us aging gracefully.

  • You are hearing this song, and you're 16, and it's a song about love, or a girl. And then maybe there's a girl at school that you like. So you're going to be thinking about that girl. That song is sort of about that girl. The songwriter doesn't know that girl, obviously. He wrote it for something else. But there's the specific meaning with the universal again.

    Girl   Song   School  
  • Ray Cappo never tried to convert me into a Krishna, although one of his cohorts probably did. I think it was just about being wrapped up in this thing. Hardcore, at one point, meant everything to me. Now you look back, and I still think it's cool, but to some extent I grew out of it. Other things became a bigger priority for me.

  • I think when you are doing a song you're trying to give people enough details that they connect.

    Song   Thinking   People  
  • I don't have a problem rhyming "bar" with "car" - I do it all the time - but sometimes it doesn't feel right.

    Car   Bars   Rhyming  
  • I would never talk to a girl in a bar, like a pick-up thing. But I could talk to anyone if they wore a t-shirt of a band I like.

    Girl   Bars   Band  
  • It's really easy, in a band, to overstate - you feel like everything you do is different than the past. I think this is just another Hold Steady record, but at the same time, there is some evolution. Like, "How can we make this chorus bigger?" "What do we want this to sound like?"

  • I remember I was really into this British band, The Vapors, with that song "Turning Japanese." I thought that they were really next level genius cryptic weirdos. And then I realized when I got older they are just using a lot of British words, and I didn't know what they meant. But I thought, Oh, they are making up their own language.

    Song   Next Level   Band  
  • People think of songwriting as a very personal thing: A guy gets up there with an acoustic guitar and he sings his heart out, bares his soul.

    Heart   Thinking   Guitar  
    "The Hold Steady". Interview with Pitchfork, May 16, 2005.
  • One of the coolest things to me about going to a show is you look over, and the guy next to you is sitting there drinking a beer and he's wearing a Donkeys t-shirt. And you're like, "Dude, I love The Donkeys."

    Drinking   Beer   Guy  
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