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Hate: Neil Tennant on the Power of Negative Thinking

Neil Tennant, Select, October 1992

IF NOT FOR hatred, I wouldn't be doing what I do now. I became a pop star because I hated football at school. I hated that whole attitude of being one of the crowd. Becoming a pop star was my revenge. Revenge for being bad at football. For not being athletic. For being mocked.

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