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Within three months I had gone from being this black sheep of the town to suddenly becoming a pop star.
I came from a small town and at school in one class there was me, a member from Depeche Mode and someone who went on to join The Cure. That was all in one class of 30 kids.
When you have a creative mind it doesn't stop going.
It is interesting seeing young people these days and watching how unimportant music is in their lives compared with our generation.
I think the world is a dead carcass and I think the purpose of human beings is as maggots.
Instead of thinking that's a nice tune, you start thinking is it the right pace, is it the right tempo? That is the death nell for artists.
I wasn't good at being affable. You get beyond that and realise the attraction in any human being has more to do with what they give to someone rather than just being face candy.
When you find yourself on stage singing and you are embarrassed about what you are singing in front of your peers, then you have to think about your priorities.
I have never done any other job. I have sung in bands since I was 15. I left school completely unqualified. I have no other training.
I was a single parent, and I was prohibited from working.
When you make a lot of money for a record company, they don't want you to evolve. Growing older, you naturally do.
The press Yazoo were receiving were focused on the voice, This obviously was about trends.
I had been with the label since I was 21. The label wanted shiny pop but I didn't. I found a little independent and we've got all these great reviews in England and now it has gone gold.
It wasn't like I felt I was on a wave. It was just so easy. It is only afterwards that I thought I really had a bit of good luck going on there with Yazoo.
The press gave me a voice too quickly, and that could have unsettled a man who had every right to feel he should be in control of the thing he had created.