“There have been speculations that we were under the influence at the time we wrote the song, but I’m sorry that’s not the case,” Bard, 32, deadpanned in a telephone interview from Oslo. “It would have sounded much more rock ‘n’ roll. It’s not that common over here. We’re way more into alcohol than you guys. You do a lot of smoking. We don’t.”
How do the brothers feel about the fleet-footed animal, anyway? Is it a favorite?
It is now, Bard said. “Prior to that I would say I don’t know. As long as it’s not cats. I hate cats. I’ve always hated cats.”
While Barr tries to shake the tune from her head, at least one Halloween merrymaker is more than a little giddy. Her name? Shelby Fox, who lives in Los Angeles.