In a recent interview with The Guardian‘s Dorian Lynskey, Amanda Palmer (of Dresden Dolls, and her own fame!) gives a shout out to the Legendary Pink Dots:
Palmer tells a story about when she was 18 and her favourite band, Anglo-Dutch art-rockers the Legendary Pink Dots, played in Boston. They stayed at the house of one of Palmer’s friends, who invited her over and insisted she play them her demo tape. It was terrifying, but then she went outside for a cigarette with the band’s singer and he told her, sincerely, that her music was great.
“My head exploded,” she says, animated by the memory. “I walked on air for four days. It was like someone had come over to me with a magic wand and said: You have legitimate permission to go forth and be a rock star. He didn’t have to say that. He didn’t have to listen to my demo tape. He could have fucked off and gone to bed. And that,” she firmly concludes, “is the spirit that I wanted to live in.”
Read the rest of the interview at The Guardian.