'Haha I tried to use the lamaze things on her like, 'breathe honey'. I almost got beat up by a very irate pregnant woman. So, don't do that with a pregnant woman. Let her breathe the way she wants to.' -Art Alexakis(talking about the birth of daughter Anna.)
'Everyone will tell you, you talk to women, you talk to men.. women will tell you that babies are beautiful from the moment they're born. Men will tell you they look like a cross between James Cagney and a hamster.' -Art Alexakis
The following quotes I got from a site called, 'Just a Boy Working in a Record Store'
'A lot of people don't know it, but I used to be in New Kids On The Block . . . and Craig was the lead singer of Menudo for four years.' - Art Alexakis
'I amuse everybody on the road with various sounds that I can do with my mouth.' - Craig Montoya
'Country has always been in my music. It just comes out a little stronger at times.' - Art Alexakis
'If there's any real change for us, it's that we have a lot more confidence now as a band.' - Greg Eklund
'There's always going to be a few people who feel weird about our success.' - Craig Montoya
'I'm not good enough to do the Celine Dion pop thing' - Art Alexakis
'It's alright for bands to make their opinions known, to a certain extent.' - Craig Montoya
'The day I can go onstage as a guitarist, I'll be happy; even if it's terrible.' - Greg Eklund
'Any time there was a mistake in the studio or something, I would blame it on the brain.' - Greg Eklund
'We've been accused of being clever. We're not clever at all.' - Art Alexakis
'When we get up and play we go crazy' - Craig Montoya
'What I actually think came out of the combination of his [Art's] songs and the band playing is maturity.' - Greg Eklund
'If you want happy songs, by all means, go buy a Spice Girls record.' - Art Alexakis
'I can't afford an ego.' - Craig Montoya
'Although I do find making music cathartic, a lot of what Art writes about I've never really experienced.' - Greg Eklund
'We're workhorses. Look at the last three years of our touring, look at the dates we did. We work our asses off and that is one thing I wanted coming into this band.' -Art Alexakis
'The best thing about touring is selling out shows.' - Craig Montoya
'I wanted to play in Everclear for a really long time, but all of those people that I was working with wanted to prevent that.' - Greg Eklund
'It's a Nirvana watered-down rip-off.' - Art Alexakis On Bush
'I always get really nervous, but I think if I stop getting nervous, it'd be no fun' - Craig Montoya About Being Backstage
'We're not a gloom band, we're a fun band . . .' - Greg Eklund
'I try to write effervescent pop songs. They just come out sort of twisted.' - Art Alexakis
'We're not a party band. Nobody does drugs and we rarely drink.' - Craig Montoya
'I'm not really surfing the net, I'm still wading.' - Greg Eklund
'All I really ever wanted was just a normal picket fence type life. I never had that. Still. I'll probably never have it. I'm too weird. Never going to happen.' - Art Alexakis
'Nothing but alcohol, when you overstep your bounds with it, will make you throw up for 3 days like Everclear. I've been there. And if you're going to have an intense band there's nothing more intense than that.' - Art Alexakis
'The first time I ever talked to Art, I had to hold the phone about a foot away from my ear. He was like, 'I want to make a record, I want to tour, in a couple of years hopefully we'll be signed to a label and do this and that.....' I thought, 'Wow, this guy is going somewhere.'' -Craig Montoya
'The first time I met Art, he came into the store with a cassette that they'd recorded in his basement. I thought, 'Geez, this guy wants to be a rock star real bad.' Couple of days later I played the tape (which became World of Noise) and thought, 'He's got the songs to back it up.'' - Peter Genest (owner of Roundhouse Records in Portland)
The following quotes are from an interview between Janeane Garofalo and Art.
'A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that my songs are all autobiographical. I'll take three or four different characters out of my life and make them into one character' -Art Alexakis
'My mom's the one person, through all of my life--through the drugs, through depression, through hospitals, through jail, through the whole nine yards--my mom has always been there.' -Art Alexakis
'My dad never paid child support and was basically an asshole.' -Art Alexakis
'I'm one of those people who doesn't sleep very much--I sleep four or five hours a night, so I'm thinking all the time. I'm constantly thinking of things that have happened, things that haven't happened, scenarios that could happen. When I reach a point where I've started going over the same themes, that's the time to stop.' -Art Alexakis
'I don't think we've ever really made a decent video.' -Art Alexakis
These are quotes I have gotten all over the web.
'Pretty soon everybody's looking at you, everybody knows you. It's weird to live in a fishbowl.' -Craig Montoya
'I feel my friends had started treating me a little differently, expecting me to pick up the tab at the bar or whatever, or asking to borrow large amounts of money. It's like, they dont call me when they want to hang out or watch a movie or something; they call me when they blew their money on gambling or something and it's really frustrating 'cause you find out who're your friends and who aren't and it's kinda depressing.' -Craig Montoya
'I am a Scandanavian Oak Tree....' -Greg Eklund
'Taco Bell was gourmet food for me at that point.' -Greg Eklund
'In bed with a younger woman. Come hard and die with a smile on my face!' -Art Alexakis on how he'd want to die.
'Maybe I'd eat Craig first, cos he's so skinny that he'd just wither away. I'd save Greg for later cos he's got more meat on his bones.' -Art Alexakis when asked who he'd eat first if stranded on a deserted island.
'Quirky sense of humour, intense looks, scary but ugly, generous, self-effacing but arrogant at times, very ambitious and very driven. And likes to have fun out of bed and in it!' -Art Alexakis when asked to describe himself on a blind date form.
'It's alright for bands to make their opinions known, to a certain extent.' -Craig Montoya
'Hopefully, you'll make enough money to stay in a Motel 6 or something - lie about how many people are gonna be in your room. Double up on beds. And hopefully, your bass player won't spoon you like mine does.' -Art Alexakis
'Hi! I'm Art, I'm Craig, and I'm Greg. We're Everclear. And we hope you all die!' -Everclear
'The one that has stuck with me the most is Big Daddy. It's because I'm the oldest guy in the band, I am a daddy, and a busy-body - and cos I've got an armadillo in my trousers!' -Art Alexakis when asked what nickname has stuck with him the most.
'I have a really filthy mouth, but I can still say bitches and hoes right?' -Craig Montoya
The following quotes come from an Interview named,'Everclear's view from the top.'
There're people who said I used to be a dwarf. Just not true! I was a dwarf tosser for a while, but I was young, it was dark, it was raining. -Art Alexakis
I like songs that kind of reach in and touch you. Then again, I like bands like Chixdiggit. -Art Alexakis
If punk rock came around again, I'd be Arthur Catharsis. I would. Instead of Art Damage, I'd be Arthur Catharsis. Isn't that cool? -Art Alexakis
I'm the drummer?! OK, that's cool. I'm down with that. I ain't got no problem. -Greg Eklund
I'd like to put out a book of poetry someday. -Art Alexakis
My mom told me quite young, 'Son, you have a face that makes some people really love you, and some people want to just punch you.' -Art
I think from the way people write they think I have this big plan in my head because they call me 'Everclear mastermind, Art Alexakis,' and i'm just like, 'I'm just writing songs man, there's no plan.' -Art
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