Songwriter, guitarist and artist Robert Scott has played in two key Flying Nun bands —The Clean and The Bats — as well as forging a solo career. In this interview he describes the inner workings of both bands, and the organic way they operate. He also touches on songwriting and the importance of live performance.
Other highlights of this interview, which was recorded for 2003 TV series Give It A Whirl, include:
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This interview was recorded for the 2003 season of TV series Give it a Whirl. All audiovisual content is copyright to Visionary Film & TV, and may not be reproduced.
The Clean dynamic? The whole is greater than the sum of the parts. It's just throw yourself into a song and then come out at the other end. We didn't really work on starts or beginnings you know; the middle was what mattered...– Musician Robert Scott sums up the singular approach of The Clean, seven minutes into this interview