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The Interview On Bikes

It amazes me now that my daughter Gillian was not quite eleven when we were promoting Accidentally On Purpose.  I have no idea why we are sitting on bikes… television people!  It’s a shame that AOP was sabotaged a week after it came out – record company politics.  All our promotion vanished overnight, we were furious.

RG

 

The German Interview

I couldn’t help but feel sorry for this interviewer, with Ian in a devilish mood like this.  Maybe it was the result of too many interviews, many of which were conducted by presenters who hadn’t clue what was going on.  As usual, I am the one straddled in between.

RG

 

Episode Six “I Hear Trumpets Blow”

In 1966, this was Episode Six’s second single, a cover of a song recorded by The Tokens (who had had a huge hit called The Lion Sleeps Tonight) so we thought we were on to a sure-fire winner.  We were lucky enough to get on TV’s Ready Steady Go so we assumed we were well on our way to the big time.

 

Gillan & Glover: “Dislocated” on Friday Night Live

Ian and I only played this song twice; when we recorded it and when we performed it on a TV show called Friday Night Live. The band on the show was mostly culled from Ian Dury’s Blockheads, fine musicians all. The sound quality is rather poor and maybe a better version exists somewhere, but I’ve never heard it. So here it is, quite a rarity.