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And, I believe since we've come off the road we've done our best stuff. Whether that's coincidental or not, I'm not sure.
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Anyway, I collapsed in France in the middle of a tour. I hadn't been eating properly, I was getting very phobic about audiences, and I collapsed in pure fright.
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By the early '70s I had gotten reasonable and I started to get in hundreds of groups that rehearsed and never played at all. I mean, the most important thing was to look good and have a great name.
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Come English Settlement, I had it in my head that I didn't want to tour.
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I actually got really petrified by the thought of people seeing me.
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I actually stole my first electric guitar. The start of my rock'n'roll lifestyle!
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I don't like touring and it seemed to be getting on top of me in a big way.
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I felt pressured by continuous touring.
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I formed a group with a very loose kind of vaguely hippie philosophy where it didn't matter how many members it had; sort of an expansive thing... . And that was called Star Park, in the early '70s.
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I had a friend who was older than me, and he used to go to New York and buy these strange records and try to force them on me.
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I had a strange musical records background.
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I met Jack Bruce, one of my heroes, in a studio while doing some recording. England had just beat Scotland in a big football match and I saw Jack trying to break into this refrigerator in the lounge, drunk out of his brain, and I didn't know what to say.
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I suppose my father was more influential in my starting to play the guitar.
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I was a very snotty youth; I just didn't want to take what other people had done.
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If it's a good LP, you'll get that tingle that makes you put it on again no matter what your initial reaction was. On the other hand, if you don't get that tingle, you'd better take it straight down to the record exchange.
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It was in San Diego and I was onstage and couldn't remember how to play the guitar properly. I was in terrible pain and my nervous system was just going wild, like somebody had just run a car over me.
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It's sort of what jazz would be if it stopped being snobby and what rock would be if it stopped being stupid.
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It's very schizophrenic because I like a lot of very straight pop, like Small Faces, Stones, Kinks; and on the other hand, I like a lot of avant garde things.
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My parents, especially my mother, were no influence on me whatsoever.
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People will always be tempted to wipe their feet on anything with 'welcome' written on it.
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So it was a bit tricky, 'cause most of the people in London belonged to this London clique and we didn't. So we didn't go to parties or hang out.
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Straight back from America I went to a psychiatrist, hypnotist and all this other kind of stuff to try and get me sorted out.
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Terry said he had this new kid and his wife didn't want to live in England. He wanted to tour. He hated being in the studio. Terry liked seeing various bars the world over and getting smashed out of his brain. He was a sort of latent Keith Moon.
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Terry went straight to Australia where he had a girlfriend and she got pregnant and had a baby. So he became a dad and they got married.
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The early gigs were pretty panicky - and great, sweaty fun. We were brand new to most people, and they were willing to take anything brand new, for the first time in years.
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We did a gig at the Marquee and we were supposed to be paid five pounds but we never got it, and it cost us something like 10 pounds in petrol to get there to do it. So what we did was steal some equipment from The Marquee.
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We didn't come from London, we came from Swindon, which is 18 miles out in the West and it was one of those joke towns.
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We do this for the art, not the adulation. I'd rather our music get liked and we get ignored. I don't want to be adored for anything other than the music.
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We'd play in places like The Roxy and The Red Cow and there'd be all these big show fights with people acting show aggression to us. Being from a little country town, it was really frightening.
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We're horribly mundane, aggressively mundane individuals. We're the ninjas of the mundane, you might say.
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Where I've arrived now is the product of mixing the very straight with the very exploratory; there's a fine line between the two, although it tends to be getting straighter and straighter because my songwriting is getting better.
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You know, I was such a big Beatles fan, and when I'd buy a new album I'd invariably hate it the first time I heard it 'cause it was a mixture of absolute joy and absolute frustration. I couldn't grasp what they'd done, and I'd hate myself for that.
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