I refused it so they gave it to him : )
Lighting test in a small room through a quiet window, must have been a warm night. Self circa 1981. Photo by Steve Jansen
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With Nick? No we’re not in touch although it would be nice to see him one day. There wasn’t a conscious decision not to see him anymore, he ultimately only worked for David in the later years so it was a natural progression that we saw less of him, and it was his own decision to do a runner for whatever reason. I’ve always considered him an independent person even when he worked for the band.
If I remember correctly, Richard programmed the sound on the Roland System 700 which went through some effects, and I played it.
It’s never good is it, to misjudge being hilarious, particularly publicly.
No, I prefer to think that ‘the unexplained’ is realisation of the fact that we are some way from our potential as a life form, as opposed to fantasising about our dead/undead selves reaching back to the world of living … which sounds more ridiculous?
I think it’s fair … if you say it. But it depends how one defines ‘distractions’ (and rock)
Outtakes circa 1981. Rob Dean concentrating. Photo by Steve Jansen
Outtakes circa 1981. David Sylvian gesturing. Photo by Steve Jansen
Outtakes circa 1981. Richard Barbieri working those mirrored tiles. Photo by Steve Jansen