„When the Teardrops and the Bunnymen started, Mac and I wanted to be absolute megastars. We wanted to be the biggest cult heroes in the world, to be millionaires, to look brilliant, and to be total bastards.“

—  Ian McCulloch, Julian Cope in Spin magazine (May 1987).
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