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In The Daily Mail, May 27, 2007, Graham Gouldman said: "Art For Art's Sake was a wry comment on the values of the music business, which became ever more apparent as our career developed."
In a BBC Radio Wales interview, Eric Stewart said: "The song came about from Graham Gouldman's father, Hymie. He used to say, 'Boys, art for art's sake. Money for God's sake, okay!'" (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above)
The king of Christian worship music explains talks about writing songs for troubled times.
JJ Burnel of The Stranglers
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Since his debut single "I'm On Fire" in 1975, Dwight has been providing Spinal-Tap moments and misadventure.
Rebecca St. James
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