Ladies and gentleman, I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.
And Roger was crazy with his robots and everything.
In fact, Moon came on tour with us for a bit just before a big festival in Brighton, I think.
I mean Gorilla was really our first sort of goes at songwriting.
Eric Clapton always wanted to come out onstage with a stuffed parrot on his shoulder.
I mean in recent years, I think you've only got to sell thirty or forty thousand to get a #1.
We weren't by any means like the Grateful Dead or something, who could just roll on and on and on.
It was just us lampooning our own peer group, saying, well hey, where did this stuff come from? And where does British guys get to be so good at it suddenly?
We weren't going to play the show-biz game, and be obsequious.
When we did Top of the Pops for the third time, we decided to do it as a television program here called Come Dancing, which is not as rude as it sounds.
Because Larry, by then, was a drummer, who would sort of get bored and tired, and rather stand up and blow kisses to people. So we needed the bass to sort of drive along.
But Dennis was a really solid musician, and we really needed somebody who could play bass like him.
But we used to go to flea markets and things, and look for old 78 records that had silly song titles.
I used to help Viv with the chords and melodies sometimes.
But mostly, I wrote songs and Viv wrote songs.
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