"This one is about the Eighties, and specifically the mid-Eighties, when musicians started switching over to digital. We used tons of electronics, and maybe that’s why it sounds the way it sounds. Also, this album was supposed to be for a major label too, but we ended up dumped."
— 1998: Neil on Accelerator
"We had the rule that every song had to be 4 minutes long or more. If too short, we would pack in an instrumental break… Well, when they heard it, the record company said you have to do it again. We had to bring the contract to a lawyer and force the label to put it out as it was. They only pressed what was required by law. We went on tour we were abandoned by them."
— 1998: Neil on Sweet Sixteen
"In the Sixties people had a sense of self-importance, the idea that they could stop the world. So we tried to show that kind of attitude."
— 1998: Neil on Thank You
"It was just before Pearl Jam and Nirvana and all that crap came out of Seattle. In a way it’s just us being involved in that scene and making a comment on it. I don’t have that one extra piece of evilness or contempt to make it a parody. I love people, I love people’s frailty and vulnerability. There was something kind of pathetic about all these alternative bands, a certain energy that they put into it knowing that it will never come back. I just wanted to capture that contradiction."
— 1998: Neil on Cats and Dogs
"That’s when we started thinking of messing with the main stream."
— 1998: Neil on 'Bones' (Royal Trux's Untitled, 3rd Album)
"I keep reading that it was recorded during drug orgies in San Francisco and I get a little annoyed by this. Yes, we were into drugs… But… All the music was written and played when we were sober. Unfortunately, that wasn’t very often."
— 1998: Neil on Twin Infinitives
"What we did later shouldn’t be a surprise because if you look back at our first album everything was already there. Check out the instrumental ‘Hashish’: those were already creative musicians."
— 1998: Neil on Royal Trux
"I just figured I’d go along a couple of years and will get some experience. It’s like being in the national service. It’s useful as a credential when I want to do a 20-minute solo… hey I was in Pussy Galore, I have a right to do that!"
— 1998: Neil on Pussy Galore