HJ: So! What is your musical background?
JW: It’s irrelevant.
HJ: You say that, but you’ve used tapes of your own past performances, mixed in with the sampled stuff.
HJ: Yes, stuff.
JW: What you call stuff is in fact a highly selective appropriation of small fragments of sound taken, for example from CDs of self-indulgent solo improvisations, separating the wheat from the chaff, so to speak, then seamlessly glued together by my fair hand, via a mouse.
(John Wall interviewed by Howard Jacques, circa 1995)