Posted: Sep 10, 2008 7:16 am
Primal Scream really get my goat (not BBQ-ed, natch!), just don't get me started... the last time I saw Gillespie, he was backstage at the Arthur Lee 'Forever Changes' gig in London, after we DJed (an awesome honour) and the gig ended, we went upstairs to say hello to AL, and Booobie was at the top of the stairs, trying to make out which was the gents toilet (like, duh!). Gillespie pointed to my 7" box and asked, "Hey, man, what you got in there, records?", and shortly afterwards was badgering AL with his phone number ("Arthur, Arthur let me give you my number, we can hang out!"). I trust you can picture the look on AL's face during this pathetic incident... aaargh, Gillespie!
I do have it on good authority, however, that several PS members are really good guys (and this comes from a longstanding pal who hates mostly everyone, apart from Chris Bailey, Ed Kuepper and the members of Eater! However, Mani is a really good'n'funny dude, met him when me and Joe DJed the first MC5 reunion at the 100 Club. Mani turned up, smoking a doob, took over the decks and kicked off with Open My Eyes by the Nazz, and was just really nice, although he is one of those DJs who plays records by bands he's in during his set! Now that deffo ain't kool...