Harvey Danger’s Sean Nelson On Being Taken Seriously As A Band

“The first record, it requires less intense focus. It grabs you. Even though we were very serious about what we did, it wasn’t at the cost of having fun. We were never particularly fun people. As we interacted with the music business, we were told all the time that we should be writing songs that were more like ‘Flagpole Sitta’, but we didn’t really either know how to do it or want to do it because what we really wanted was to be taken seriously, which is a fatal flaw for a band.”

—Sean Nelson, Harvey Danger, whose debut album Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone? cost $3,000 to make. Via