In the mid- to late '70s, there was no one better than ABBA at writing and producing great pop.
I grew up with vinyl records and remember the pleasure and the kind of buzz that I got from buying a beautiful vinyl record with the sleeve and the lyrics - all that kind of tactile experience that you could get from an old vinyl record.
I think most people can relate to the feeling of love spilling over into obsession.
It's one thing to fail with something you utterly believe in, but to fail with something you don't believe in? You just feel so sordid.
Certainly for some time, people used to think of my solo career as somehow a side project to Porcupine Tree. No. If anything, the opposite would now have to be the case.
People who like progressive music tend to sneer at the idea of a kind of punk aesthetic, and people who like alternative indie rock or punk rock tend to sneer at what they see as the pretentiousness and pomposity of progressive music.