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.