Hi Steve! On Midge Ure’s album “Little Orphans” he made 2 tracks “Get A Life” and “Cry” with you, Richard Barbieri and Mick Karn. Do you have any memories from these recordings? Also waiting patiently for the upcoming work with the swedish Charlie Storm and Thomas Steiner. Thanx for the great music!

We only spent a couple of days together at Midge’s home studio recording these tracks and at the time they remained ‘unfinished’, as far as I recall.

A bit of trivia on the subject of early collaborations: At the end of ’79 (after finishing the ‘Quiet Life’ album and performing in Toronto) myself and Mick (Karn) recorded 4 or 5 track demos for our old school friend Jack (Jak Airport) from the band X-ray Specs, who had recently disbanded. I don’t think anything came of these demos. I believe Richard (Barbieri) also contributed some keyboard parts. Sadly Jack passed away in 2004.

(Polaroid taken around ’77 in Brockley with Jack in the middle)

Brockley 1977

 

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    1. Do you have a link for that, Vic? There’s a brilliant doc somewhere of her critiquing garish and manipulative supermarket marketing and product design. She nails consumerism.

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  1. Hadn’t realised there was a connection between the two bands before. Was Poly Styrene part of the circle too?

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  2. Nice to see this 1977 photo, taken in Brockley. I live in that SE London district, very near indeed to the aptly named (in light of this post) ‘Brockley Jack’ pub.

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