Mudcat Café message #1854669 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #95363   Message #1854669
Posted By: GUEST,Tom Bliss
10-Oct-06 - 03:20 AM
Thread Name: Agony Column Leeds 79/80 T. Bliss?
Subject: RE: Agony Column Leeds 79/80 T. Bliss?
We were occasionally likened to XTC, and Bill was another local hero with a similar pedigree. Angular pop - Jon never played a straight backbeat - he was always upside down and inside out with the beat - easily the most original drummer I've ever worked with. As for clothes, Malcolm had a nice spangly top, and when I joined Ian bought my red coily lead off me and used to perform in tight white jeans with it wrapped round his leg. I had my famous leather kecks. I don't remember suits. Malcom was great as Old King Cole at the West Yorks Playhouse and we exchanged a few words after - he's a lovely chap. Go on - give him a buzz, and tell him I sent you. (Say hi from me but please don't say I'm a folkie now - our secret, ok)? Tom