Frontman Kelly Jones has blamed the influence of marijuana on
Stereophonics' disappointing fifth album - but promises to quit the drug for
future studio recordings.
The gravel-voiced singer insists their 2003 disc YOU GOTTA GO THERE TO
COME BACK suffered from a lack of spontaneity because they were all smoking too
much cannabis throughout the recording process.
He says, "I was thinking, 'F**king hell.' Making this, we were really
stoned. It just sounded so dense".
However, the JUST LOOKIN' hitmakers have promised fans their upcoming new
album, LANGUAGE SEX VIOLENCE OTHER?, is much livelier - because they've ditched
Kelly says, "This one was recorded with a lot more energy."
Bassist Richard Jones confirms, "We put the spliff away for this one."