It’s not often an artist phones a journalist to comment on a news story but then Bradford Cox isn’t just any artist, as he proved the other night with his hour long rendition of Knacks classic ‘My Sharona’. It was about this performance that Cox called Pitchfork's Jenn Penny to set the record straight, kind of...
"...the only person I asked to strip was the person who commandeered my stage [by requesting the song] and made the show about his self-interest. I tried to emasculate somebody whose ego was super potent. He asked me to strip when he called out the name of the song. It was a joke; he's basically throwing a dollar bill at the foot of the stripper. And I’m just saying hey, let's reverse the roles. Come on stage. Do something entertaining. Entertain me."
In a 27 minute monologue the Atlas Sound frontman also criticised the response the story received saying; "No one else fucking allows themselves to become unhinged. If it's frightening to people, then those people seriously need to look at the mediocrity they subscribe to." he said, "I am just a little, tiny punk person," adding "It's not like fucking Lana Del Rey carved an upside down cross on her cheek and defecated all over herself on stage at fucking Bonnaroo."
We salute you Bradford Cox