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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…
Viv had this kind of stage presence where you couldn’t ignore it. He walked onstage, he looked dangerous. You just didn’t know what he was…
We then took a shortened version of what we’d been doing in the pubs, with the best gags and things like that, out to cabaret…
I suppose we all loved those kind of sci-fi movies where terrible things came out of swamps and came to Mars. And there’s usually some…
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…
As I said, when we needed to move over to rock’n’roll, Sam and Vernon couldn’t quite make the shift. So that’s when Larry took over…
We weren’t going to play the show-biz game, and be obsequious.
We weren’t by any means like the Grateful Dead or something, who could just roll on and on and on.
So we used to look for funny songs, and learn them and play them. And we used to play them in pubs.
In many ways, Viv and I were the only ones who were really songwriters.
Larry only ever wrote one song, and he wrote that with Tony Kaye, I think it was, from Yes.
In fact, Moon came on tour with us for a bit just before a big festival in Brighton, I think.
I wasn’t aware that Track Records were interested in the Bonzos.
I used to help Viv with the chords and melodies sometimes.
I think most musicians do like to have a laugh.
I suppose Roger had the license to do anything that fitted the venue.
I see my role in the Bonzos as being the straight man, in many ways.
But we used to go to flea markets and things, and look for old 78 records that had silly song titles.
I mean in recent years, I think you’ve only got to sell thirty or forty thousand to get a #1.
But mostly, I wrote songs and Viv wrote songs.
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