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.
Answers given with authority negate the search for truth.
I see my role in the Bonzos as being the straight man, in many ways.
Ladies and gentlemen, Ive suffered for my music ... now its your turn.
Eric Clapton always wanted to come out onstage with a stuffed parrot on his shoulder.
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 poor girl. All the guys are trying to desperately handle levers and saying, go to something or other.
I think most musicians do like to have a laugh.
I mean in recent years, I think you've only got to sell thirty or forty thousand to get a #1.
But I mean, again, Zappa's far more musical than the Bonzos ever were.
And Roger was crazy with his robots and everything.
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 on drums, and we needed a bass player.
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 we used to go to flea markets and things, and look for old 78 records that had silly song titles.
In fact, Moon came on tour with us for a bit just before a big festival in Brighton, I think.
I suppose Roger [Ruskin Spear] had the license to do anything that fitted the venue.
I wasn't aware that Track Records were interested in the Bonzos.
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