« on: November 01, 2012, 11:33:27 AM »
"Sleep at home for free." Ha ha!!
Whenever a rocker says "putting you on the guest list," don't count on it. I interviewed Steve Kilbey of The Church by phone around 1994 and he said the same thing. When I went to the venue (surprise) I wasn't on the guest list. But things have a way of evening out, when, years later, I went to a Chameleons show and got invited to hang out with the drummer in SF, and then into the club early to watch the soundcheck. If I hadn't had tickets no one would have noticed and I probably would have gotten in for free....
I met Guthrie and Raymonde back stage on the Heaven or Las Vegas tour. I had gotten a temp job as a load in/out person for a SF concert hall, and luckily my first job was the CT show. They were both friendly and signed my "Moon and the Melodies" CD. Guthrie couldn't believe I liked that album and Raymonde said he "couldn't play bass to save (his) life" when I offered a compliment about his bass playing! Good times (the 90's)...
A friend of mine's band had opened up for the Church here in the 90s. Apparently it was a tour where they weren't playing "Under A Milky Way" and I guess backstage my friend had commented on missing that song or something and Kilby and Wilson-Piper apparently had a shit fit and got in his face about how they hate playing the song. LOL. It got kind of nasty apparently, like shouting at each other. I dunno, I wasn't there though. I was never a huge Church fan. I do have a few of their albums... really tried to like their stuff, not dynamic enough for me, though I probably like them more now than I did in the 90s.
Cool story about meeting with Robin & Simon! Have you ever listened to Lowlife? Will Heggie was in this band (who is the original bassist on "Garlands"). I LOVE Lowlife.