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Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner on Tom Wolfe, being a 'romantic fool'
Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner on Tom Wolfe, being a 'romantic fool'

Alex Turner has a writer's eye. The Arctic Monkeys' singer-songwriter pens lyrics full of biting wit and pointed remarks. On "Reckless Serenade," a track from his band's recently released fourth album, he sings of the "type of kisses where teeth collide" before his narrator sadly retreats, singing, "Called up to listen to the voice of reason and got his answering machine." His perspective, both humorous and earnest, stands out in modern-day rock. So where does the 25-year-old from Sheffield, England, draw inspiration? "I like Tom Wolfe's books quite a lot — his observations and reports on things," Turner says. "This...

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