"The reason we're here tonight is because of Philip Hall. We hardly ever go to events like this but tonight it was important to us that we were all here. I think it's very good that the NME named an award after him. He never really tried that hard to gain respect, he just earned it very naturally and never pushed anyone too hard. Even when he came to see us rehearsing in Wales before we got anywhere he never demanded anything from us and never pushed us into being anything we didn't want to be. But the beautiful always die young, I'm afraid."
[Originally published: New Musical Express, 5 February 1994]