Grolsch Filmworks talks with Eric Green about his documentary 'Beautiful Noise':
What made you approach Robert Smith and Wayne Coyne, who aren’t really considered as part of the scene?
You know, funnily enough I thought that would have been a little more obvious. I did lots of research – also Trent Reznor and Billy Corgan – they’re all fans of this music, they’re all big fans, and they’re all mainstream musicians who have some of the ideas of this genre at heart in their playing; while they are more mainstream, they are in ways, each individual musician, a kind of kindred spirit. It came out in some of the interviews: Robert Smith loves all of this music and he’s very vocal about it.
He seemed the most passionate and romantic about some of the bands.
Absolutely. Perfect wording; very romantic, very passionate, very interested in everything they did. And Wayne Coyne – Flaming Lips recently played in Ireland and Kevin Shields (from My Bloody Valentine) joined them onstage; we’re also talking about people that are friends with a lot of these bands. Billy Corgan was very friendly with the Cocteau Twins, Billy was also very friendly with Kevin and particularly Debbie Googe. Lots of connections there.