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Hatred of bass caused Interpol split

By | Published on Friday 13 August 2010

Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino has revealed that the main reason bassist Carlos Dengler’s quit the band was that he no longer enjoyed playing bass guitar. Which is a problem. If your job is to play the bass guitar. Which his was. Do you see?

Speaking to Toronto website, Fogarino said part of the reason for Dengler’s departure was that “touring’s a bitch”, but really it came down to his wider musical ambitions. He explained: “Carlos really doesn’t like playing the bass guitar. How integral is the bass to Interpol music? I mean, it’s huge. It’s a total harmonic component. It’s hook-laden. But he really, really didn’t like the bass. It’s not his instrument of choice, and it definitely wasn’t his first instrument”.