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MELODY MAKER DECEMBER 23/30 1989
THE A TO Z OF THE EIGHTIES
CARL McCOY

I don't think anything good happened in the Eighties, particularly for me. I must be getting old. I think we're on our way downhill. Everyone became quite aware of our environment, that struck me, but it's far too late. The environment is never going to be the same again.

I'm sure the Nineties are going to be a lot more chaotic if anything, especially the late Nineties. It's not going to get any better. I'd try and avoid it and keep out of everyone's way and stay indoors. I think everyone's become greedy in every respect of life, especially young people. They think of money and that's it.

Highlights of the decade for The Nephs - I don't think we've had any yet. Being in a band and making records, it's just a fact of life. I don't think we've actually achieved what we want to achieve yet, but we're getting there. For a start, we want to be totally self-contained, try to put our own studio together. We want to put out a wider range of material and please ourselves.

I haven't been to a gig all year, apart from our own. Some of the better ones were in the early Eighties when bands like Simple Minds were still relatively low key. They were quite exciting times.