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- Posted on Feb 2nd 2011 8:00AM by Andrew Kerr
In an interview with eyeweekly.com, the French director said he found Arcade Fire's way of doing business "disgusting" and described how his relationship with the Canadians "went really bad."
He said, "They're not good people, that's it. And I don't mean the whole band -- I mean the leaders of the band and their management."
Elaborating, Moon explained, "What I hate about the band now is that people call them an indie band and they're not an indie band, they are a mainstream band. Maybe they're on an indie label but that doesn't mean anything. Those guys are just making things on a very big level, a very mainstream way of thinking"
It wasn't just the band Moon had a problem with during filming of the documentary -- shot over three months in 2008 across America and Europe.
"The way they deal with their business is really disgusting for me. The way they deal with things is awful. Their management are awful, awful people, and I know what I'm talking about. I have some really terrible stories with them."
Moon isn't the first to speak disparagingly about the upper echelons of operation Arcade Fire. Although he later apologised, in 2009 Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne told Rolling Stone (via the AV Club), "They really treat people like s---. They have good tunes, but they're p-----, so f--- 'em."
Spinner has so far been unable to get any comment from the Arcade Fire camp.