Did I ever tell you about the time I interviewed Mark E. Smith for Creem. Circa “Hip Priest” and at the height of my obsession with the Fall and Mark had a reputation for being a complete dick at the time, and I got along really well with him. Which is yet another guy who had a reputation for being difficult; others included Johnny Rotten and Jesus And Mary Chain.
However, this is not my interview I’m writing about. This is one by the Manchester Evening News as reported by Gigwise and which I am happy to cut and past from Gigwise. No thanks necessary:
About Kate Bush: “Who decided it was time to start liking her again? I never even liked her the first time round. It’s like all these radio DJs have been raiding their mam’s and dad’s record collections and decided that Kate Bush is suddenly cool again. But I’m not having it.”
About Music festivals: “The Fall aren’t really a festival band. We’re a city group, and we prefer to perform in cities. Festivals have become totally over-priced; they’re all about charging 900 quid a ticket so these rich parents can send Jemima and Tarquin for a nice weekend away. I watched a bit of Glastonbury on BBC for the first time in my life this year – I literally forced myself to watch five minutes of Metallica without vomiting.”
That’s it folks, another day in the the bag…
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – June 1975 (Volume 7, Number 1)
Smith’s final freelance contribution to Creem.
putting Nigeria on the map
back at # 1 for a third non consecutive week
not a dreamer but a steely eyed businessman and pop musician
Willie Nelson will play at the Palomino fest on Saturday
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – May 1975 (Volume 6, Number 12
Elton John came across as completely engaging
by episode nine, season four, the bastards finally got me sick of Kate!
some hooky and wildly inspired tune
Harry has the summer of his career!