“Oh, I don’t know. I don’t think it would be killing animals or blowing my band. I like the stories where a singer could’ve had a more respectable career but decided to be in rock n’ roll. I used to hear that Eddie Money was a cop but then he became a drugged-out rock star. I’d like to think I could’ve been in the mortgage department at Goldman Sachs if I’d put my mind to it, but I decided to do the rock thing instead.”
– Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn, on his ideal rock n’roll myth at the tail end of an interview discussing, what else, the band’s new record, Catholicism, Rod Stewart giving blowies, The Replacements, and KISS.
Actually, when you think about it, it’s pretty punk rock that Craig Finn wishes his rock n’roll myth was that his day job was working at Goldman Sachs. I’ve always been partially to the Keith Richards getting a full-body blood transfusion in Switzerland fairly compelling.