Samples courtesy of Unit Csawza, Northampton and Frank Bruno
Family Favourites, Springfield, Mass.
Sandwiches by `The Pantry' Waterloo Road, London. SE1,
Liquors by `The Wellington Tavern', Waterloo Road, London.
SE1, Thanks to: Mark, Dee, Phil, Eleanor, Robin, Barbara,
Jaz, Dan, Sonic, Gilles, A Riot of Colour for X11 string,
Jeff, all at Creation Records, and especially to Frank from Hamburg,
for taking me out one crucial Wednesday night.
Having ended up on Creation Records, which I took as a bit of
a validation, I was keen to get as far away from all
those "w" words that had followed my group around, and
to make it as clear as I could that this was a rock &
roll thing, not some "eccentricity". I had my shades
and I had my fringed suede jacket and I had the
Weather Prophets rhythm section.
In the last flickering days before Marriage and Acid
House would change the world Kizzy and I hung out in
his dealer's flat in Islington and WALKED to the studio
in Waterloo everyday. The sessions were chaotic and
funny. At one stage Kizzy arrived 56 hours late for
a mix, having been held by the Police under the Prevention
of Terrorism Act.
this down right as a sort of self-justificatory thing.
What disappoints me is that it came out sounding so SMOOTH
and tidy. I'd hoped it would be more harsh and mad.
I guess perhaps it's the saxes, which, I recall, enraged
some reviewers. Sonic Boom does good things on Susie (that's
4 of them big ballads at least, now), that was more the
idea. Still, not to slag O'Higgins, who began a lengthy
association with the JBC on this recording.
This sold rather well, which was pleasing, and seems
widely liked. I can't fuck with that, but I had hoped
that it would be more a "change of direction" than it
was. But I like Fishcotheque;
I wish there more records as good as it.
Fish n Chips
- WGH, Vancouver
5Dec2014 9:44 PM
(207 days 21 hours ago)
visited London for the first time last November, and made sure to make a pilgrimage to Fishcotheque (the restaurant). Had a great meal there, and tried to recreate the album cover (the exact same metal barrier is in front), but we were looking the wrong way!!!
Living In A Village
- Plasticsoul - Los Anhaleees
16Jun2006 6:37 AM
(9 years 17 days ago)
Whenever you find yourself stuck in a blue funk I defy you to listen to Living In A Village and not crack a smile and tap one or more toes. Play it at Mom's funeral and see!
11Oct2004 12:30 PM
(10 years 265 days ago)
I remember buying this LP in 89 with a recent Bowie LP. Can't remember the Bowie one now.
Next move sideways is still one of my alltime fav's (now I sound like a Radio 1 DJ).
Get It Wrong
- Suisun City, CA - USA
15Aug2002 4:02 PM
(12 years 323 days ago)
Get It Wrong is one of the finest love songs ever written