Rock & Pop: Big Mouth Strikes Again ; the Dears Are a Canadian Band in Thrall to a British Rock Star. JAMES MCNAIR Meets Their Front Man
Mcnair, James, The Independent (London, England)
Some interviewees reveal nothing of themselves. Not so Murray Lightburn, linchpin of Canadian sextet The Dears. 'I have an enormous fear of abandonment,' he says, 'this thing of wanting to hold on to what I have and keep it in order. When 9/11 went down it seemed like a grand metaphor for my entire life. Some say I'm a control freak, and to a degree I probably am. If I lose control I become upset and depressed. That threat is always there: the threat of extreme misery.'
More sanguine company than the above might suggest, Lightburn is chain- drinking cans of Stella at the back of his band's tour bus. It's parked alongside The Zodiac theatre in Oxford, where a 'sold- out' …
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Publication information: Article title: Rock & Pop: Big Mouth Strikes Again ; the Dears Are a Canadian Band in Thrall to a British Rock Star. JAMES MCNAIR Meets Their Front Man. Contributors: Mcnair, James - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: April 29, 2005. Page number: 16,17. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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