Post by Terra Incognita on Aug 3, 2019 22:48:33 GMT
Q: Hi Colin. I thought I'd chime in with a question. Was there ever a time when Andy came in with some lyrics in a demo, and you said, "You can do better" and he changed them? I've done this with a band-mate before, and as I was listening to the Omnibus demo with the line "...nothing in the world like a gold-skinned girl / make your fortune cookie..." (with "cookie" used as a verb), it got me wondering...
A: it never happened , and nor in reverse either....I wouldn't rain on his parade..and I expect the same..c
Comment: That's so awesome.
A: well it's just the way that it was I think we'd have each been told where to go had that kind of thing happened...cheers..c
Post by Terra Incognita on Aug 3, 2019 22:54:20 GMT
Q: Colin Moulding I have recently listened to Mummer again and it is generally a strong effort. After Mummer did not do as well as some of the previous albums that your were touring in support of, was there a sense that you should do some one off shows or was that just a no go area?
A: Andy's illness was still pretty raw back then Leonard so it was left alone for a bit. Essentially , the hits had dried up , and I know we had a very hard time with the record company who insisted that they wouldn't release anything until we had a hit single. 'Wonderland' hadn't charted and they didnt think there was anything else there ..So Andy came up with 'Great fire ' which seemed to appease them , lord knows why , in my opinion' Farmboys wages' should have been the obvious----so I think it was more the sidestep in material rather than any lack of touring duties which lowered our profile and sales in the uk....a new way had to be found!!!...c
I think there was a lot of unnecessary heartache around this period . I think Virgin should have accepted the change, and waited for the moment when the Phoenix would rise from the dampened fire....c
Q: Colin is Andy’s song Me and the Wind off that album about Terry?
A: I wouldn't have thought so, more introspective isn't it....'me and the wind are celebrating our loss'......I got a kind of letting go thing about it...well , when one gets older one has no choice but to let go..purely my opinion..cheers..c
Comment: I wasn't at the actual performance (pity) and I also haven't heard anything yet from that performance other than Wonderland (transcendent) so the reviewer here has the latter on me, so I'll just focus on the revew's summation: " It’s a pity the recording sometimes feels like something that invites sombre reflection as opposed a massive, triumphant roar".....Um, ok. What does that matter, really? And might be showing my age, but I'm down with some somber reflection, and not sure what "triumphant roar" is supposed to mean in this context, anyway?
A: dunno...maybe he thought I ought to be whipping the audience up a bit more......but by the tears of joy I saw on peoples faces whilst we were playing , it just didn't seem appropriate. There seemed to be bells and whistles going off in people's heads internally without any further show biz element...
there were many people who were just quiet ,...and I think it was the disbelief of what they were hearing. Many just cried , so if the thing seemed subdued it was more the thing of people just blowing their noses..ha ha ...cheers now..take care..and no offence taken obviously ..cheers..c
Comment: Colin Moulding I was very lucky to attend first and last gigs. The first was a strange atmosphere - incredible, surreal, unbelievable. I think the smaller venue made us fans less rowdy than a bigger one would have been, but it was beautiful and moving. The last gig I felt had a bit more pep..jungle drums had been drumming (well Terry's had!) and it seemed a bit more relaxed and easier for the crowd to get into it. Just don't leave it so long till the next one yeah?
A: well put ....I sensed much the same...thanks..c
Post by Terra Incognita on Aug 3, 2019 23:18:06 GMT
Q: Mr. Colin Moulding could you shed a little light on how you all were approached to do [The Spirit of the Forest], where it occurred and who you enjoyed (or hated!) meeting? Perhaps it’s a little foggy now? (we’ll, let’s hope the song faded from your memory at least!). Thank you!
A: my recollection is shady , (no pun intended) but im sure we went to the Cotswold wildlife park, near Burford to do it ....and 'stars' abounded, just their hip clothes told me that. ...and I ended up talking to Andy Fairweather-Low , whom I found very down to earth (no pun intended) and engaging. I think we were urged to do it, as most are, and I may sound like a blasphemer when I say most of 'em do it to be seen to be doing it, and it doesn't sound like a gathering that would appeal to us in the general course of things....however a sing song on a sunny Sunday afternoon at a stately home seemed a good idea.... so I went. If we saved a tree then Im pleased...c
Comment: Colin Moulding You’re Standing next to Ringo!
A: good lord ..and they told me it was Bono for maximum exposure...damn!!...c😊
Q: Colin looks earnest enough in his singing spot...and Joni Mitchell, one of my musical heroes was there...did you meet her, Colin, asks the fan boy?
A: No I didn't know she was there ...well , to tell the truth I didn't know half of them...I think the cleaning lady was singing too!..c
Q: Colin Moulding Donna Summer was there...was your disco heart beating faster?
A: well I think she was looking for some 'hot stuff' Pete ...so I showed her where the hot dog van was ...hope I did right😊..c
Thomas Walsh: I bought the 7 and 12 inch the day it came out and recorded "The recording of.." which I'm sure aired on BBC2 in the early evening. Andy got in it with a funny comment whilst he was in the make up chair. Sadly the song reminds me of a kick in the bollox I once got from an obese horse.
Post by Terra Incognita on Aug 3, 2019 23:22:20 GMT
Q: Colin, what’s your favourite Paul McCartney-penned song? Or better yet, album? My fave songs are either ‘Call Me Back Again’ or ‘Oh! Darling’ 😊
A: A lot of Macartney songs, as most of us know, are L&M credited from The Beatles period. So taking this as my license I would say possibly Penny Lane, Hello Goodbye, and Blackbird. Post Beatles;- then maybe..'Too Many People'....I prefer generally his Beatles stuff with some exceptions 'Arrow through me' perhaps another.....thanks..c