Richard Ashcroft on why he won't play certain Verve songs
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Richard Ashcroft has talked about the reasons for not performing certain Verve songs live.

Speaking to Radio X's Vernon Kay about why he never performs certain Verve songs like Come On, he revealed: "I think I've just avoided over the years the tunes I think we wrote as a collective in a way."

The former Verve frontman added: "These are the songs I wrote and arranged etcetera. The other ones are the ones the band wrote collectively. Yeah I wrote the lyrics and whatever, but you know Nick (McCabe) would come up with the riff or etcetera." Asked whether he compares his Verve gigs to the shows he plays now, he said: "I don't really dwell on it. There's something about the songs that i've written... performing them now. There seems to be this other depth and quality. Not only to my feelings but to the songs, whether it be a Lucky Man or Drugs Don't Work."

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Source: RadioX