I was on a certain kind of path with the Frank Black thing, a rejection of my Pixies days and trying to do some things that were not necessarily super artsy or super angular, and I was comfortable with that for a really long time ... suddenly I was becoming a different guy again and I felt like, 'Oh, yeah, there was something I was tapping into earlier on that I'm not tapping into now, and I think I want to tap into it again.' It was a symbolic gesture to go back to who I was originally.
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