Thursday, February 18, 2010

Kings of Leon Dote on The Features to NME. Followill: 'I'm Not Just Stroking Their Pole'

Posted By on Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 12:04 PM

click to enlarge "Everyone can kiss my fucking ass!"
  • "Everyone can kiss my fucking ass!"
Remember when Haruch found those videos of Kings of Leon playing shuffleboard (or "pushboard") down at Loser's with The Features? Well, the videos have unfortunately been evicted from the Interwebs "due to a copyright claim by Vector Management," but the true product of that boozy excursion has made it to print. NME's James McMahon sat down with London's most beloved Nashvillians to talk about their epic boners for The Features -- something we at the Cream actually have in common with the Followills -- and why they basically created a record label (Snakes and Serpents) just to put out Some Kind of Salvation. As I've said before, whether you love Kings of Leon, hate them, or land somewhere near the southern end of the love-hate spectrum, you have to respect the fact that they're looking out for the locals. The NME story covers, in detail, why C-Fo took a chance with The Features and why it is he thinks so highly of them, and you should most certainly give it a read. It's quite flattering for The Features. That said, Followill also happens to use some wonderfully peculiar and hilarious euphemisms that look extra-bizarre out of context, so have a look at those juicy quotes (sans context) after the jump. Keep in mind these make slightly more sense in the context of the story. Only slightly.
"Me and Matt had a Lou Reed and David Bowie mutual appreciation thing going on -- we fell in love over that. I don't want to tell you how we consummated our love." "I'm not just stroking their pole." " ... if you do that, you're a man in my eyes, and these guys are men." " ... if I'm at a party and there are six gorgeous six-foot women there, I don't want to talk to them. ... Then we all go and hang out with some gorgeous four-foot women." "Well, I think I would hate us if I wasn't in this band." " ... people will do this (makes face) across a bar, but I'm just like this (flips bird) and that's that." "Did I feel sorry for them that they didn't have some old motherfucker telling them how to write songs anymore? Hell no." "Matt, you should know that your next record has got to have a version of 'Ice Ice Baby' on it." "I'm nobody's fucking boss." "Everyone can kiss my fucking ass." "You know what that guy does now? He fixes the fence on my farm."

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