|Publicity Photo: (L-R) Decca, Mensi, Mond, Glyn|
LOVE: "I love me mum and dad, sisters, nana... That's what I do love, sincerely. Everybody thinks we're like mindless idiots, but we're not! That's just an image. We've still got mums and dads."
STARDOM: "We didn't start off with the attitude that this band was gonna make records. I mean it was probably in the back of our minds, but we just started off playing gigs and we really enjoyed it!"
FAME: "I know for a fact that there are people who talk to me just because I'm a band member. They treat us differently. We stay close to our old mates. We still drink with our school chums."
PARENTAL GUIDANCE: "My dad's seen our show. He thinks we're fucking horrible! I sent him a copy of our live LP and he said we should all be shot!"
SHOWING A GIRL A GOOD TIME: "We go drinking. You don't expect me to buy meals and stupid things like that, do you? I can't afford it!"
SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS: "That's fair enough, but a lot of people - groupies - want to go to bed with you, not just get your autograph. It's like, if you're going to get their autograph, you might as well go to bed with the stupid fuckers!"
CLEANLINESS: "If I feel like getting a wash, I'll have a wash. Most days I get washed, but today I didn't."
POPULARITY: "The reason we've lasted so long is that we sing what we believe in."
MODESTY: "Somebody once asked me, 'What's the best song you play?' And I said, 'All of them.'"
MAX SPLODGE: "He's not thick. He's my friend."
Originally published in Rave-Up No. 3 Spring 1982