'We don't mind our music appearing for free online,' said bassist Dougie Payne. 'It's all good. In the old days we used to record albums from our friends on C-90 cassettes. It's the same thing.'
'People have been making music for 40,000 years and it's only in the past 60 years that it's been bought and sold,' added Fran. 'I think music has been around a lot longer than commerce and will be here a lot longer than commercie and it doesn't bother us one single bit. Music should belong to everyone. It should be free. It's just a way of thinking about it. You're made to think you have to buy it but you don't. I still don't buy records. I get my music from my friends. They'll get me a tape, a compilation of their favourite songs and I'll listen to it and I'm going, 'I want that song and I want that song.' Then I might just go and buy the album. I feel if you're a musician and you're worried about Napster then you're no longer a musician, you're a businessman.'