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Martin Rushent

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"They came up and we did Sound Of The Crowd. They were under the impression that I was going to work on what theyd done so far and improve that and carry on. I said, No, Im not doing that, were starting again, which was a bit of a shock for Phil. He argued about that but I said, No, if Im going to produce you, youre going to do what I tell you to do. I will listen to your arguments and consider them, and if I still think Im right we do it my way or its the highway. This is my attitude to everybody I produce, its a sort of democratic dictatorship!"

 
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The means of production being the collective work of humanity, the product should be the collective property of the race. Individual appropriation is neither just nor serviceable. All belongs to all. All things are for all men, since all men have need of them, since all men have worked in the measure of their strength to produce them, and since it is not possible to evaluate every one's part in the production of the world's wealth.
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"I don't take drugs. I never did. All the feelings that drugs are supposed to produce in you - confidence or energy - I can produce naturally. The only problem is going to sleep. But I never take pills... I drink herbal teas." Time magazine 27 May 1985

 
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