Published Aug 01, 2001Sean Cook is a member of Bristol, UK band Lupine Howl and a former member of Spiritualized. Their new album is called "The Carnivorous Lunar Activities of "
The Marquis de Sade and Gilles de Rais.
Mind-altering work of art:
The work of Fred and Rosemary West.
Most memorable or inspirational gig and why?
Radiohead @ Radio City, NYC - Radiohead at full whack in a great venue.
What has been your career high and low?
Low: Spiritualized world tour 1997/98.
High: I'm always high.
What should everyone shut up about?
I don't care, I'm not listening.
I would drop everything to play a benefit for:
Campaigns to legalise drugs.
What trait do you like and dislike most about yourself?
Likes - can't think of any.
Dislikes - too numerous to mention.
What would make you kick someone out of your band and/or bed, and have you?
Haven't kicked anyone out of either, but: Band - playing Travis on the tour bus; Bed - unwillingness to take part in satanic sex rituals.
When I think of Canada I think of:
Good pot (Vancouver).
What is your vital daily ritual?
Riding Santa's sleigh.
How do you spoil yourself?
Champagne and Bronson.
What was your most memorable day job?
Only ever had one, and I try to forget about it.
If I wasn't playing music I would be:
Unemployed and unemployable.
What is your greatest fear?
The Police (not the band) and Britney Spears.
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
What makes you want to take it off and get it on?
Music and sex: Is there a difference? Why?
Yes - the hole in the middle of the vinyl isn't big enough.
Strangest brush with celebrity:
Being given a weird religious book by Little Richard in Hyatt Hotel, Sunset, L.A.
Who would be your ideal dinner guest, living or dead, and what would you serve them?
Jeffrey Dahmer - Human liver and Chianti.
What does your mom wish you were doing instead?
She doesn't mind me doing music (and doesn't have much choice in the matter) but would prefer that I did something involving a salary and a pension scheme.