INTERVIEW

Some fans in Akron, Ohio, conducted an interview with the Band in Houston on May 25. Here is a portion of that interview.



HOW ARE AUDIENCES?
Jack Bruce- Great. Get a lot of styles in one show, hopefully what they expect--hits, not a new record

Ringo comes late into the interview and shouts, "WHAT'S IT LIKE WORKING WITH RINGO?"
Various band members: "oh, he's a hard boss"
Peter: "every mistake he charges us money!"

WILL BE HEARING THE CLASSIC TUNES?
Peter: "you're getting 5 bands all at once, so you'll hear a lot of great stuff"

Ringo, "WHERE ARE WE GOING?"
Jack: "Rubberbowl"
Peter: "To the top, to the very very top"
Ringo: "I'm going to see Aretha"

WAS ARETHA AN INFLUENCE?
Jack: Magnificent to watch her work, the Aretha influence is definitely there 03:53 Ringo, "I've never met Aretha"

WHAT ARE THE PIECES?
Ringo: you'll hear some of your old favorites -- "Little Help From My Friends." "Yellow Submarine," "Act Naturally," and others. I don't want to give it all away
"You're going to hear some of your all-time favorite music, coming from these individual boys here. Not individuals on stage. We're there as a band. It's really cool, so come on down!

HAVE ANY OF YOU HAD CLASSICAL MUSIC CROSSOVER?
Gary: talks about he and Jack working with symphony orchestras across country

To Mark, WHAT ARE THE HORN PIECES?
Mark: I fill in the gaps, not a lot of saxophone
Gary: "He does organ on Whiter Shade of Pale" 05:47 Jack--It's the best I've ever worked. The most fun, a "pickup" band really, I've worked with a couple great bands, This is the finest group"
Peter: "It's a lot of fun. And a Great time, too bad it has to end"
Bruce, "We could keep on forever"
Jack: "With the audiences there is instant rapport, feedback, more adrenaline"

IS THERE ONE PART, ONE MOMENT, ONE RIFF, WHEN AUDIENCE ON FEET?
All: "my song"
All offer: "Yellow Submarine," "Sunshine of Your Love"
Jack: "we become different bands when someone is fronting as we all do. It becomes that person's band; not a struggle, It's very Admirable"

WHAT MAKES THE SOUND COHESIVE?
All: "money"
songs!
drummers!
no beer! Mark: "It's the songs that carry everything" others agree
(Joe Walsh enters unexpectedly and they talk briefly about Joe's northeastern Ohio connections)

DOES THE MUSIC SPEAK TO THAT (Veteran's Jam Theme--Reconciliation )?
Gary: songs from 60s and 70s against war. Peace and Love. Reconciliation. Jack: "Music is the universal language, many songs from 60s and 70s meant a lot to guys in Nam" You always have that (all break into song) "pack up your troubles in an old kit bag"
Peter: "You don't write songs because of that, songs become important because of things. Music is about peace"

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME OPINION?
Peter: I liked it, changing all the time, it took a long time for it to happen

DID YOU EVER THINK 60S TUNES WOULD SURVIVE 30 YEARS?
All: No. I say yes. Not at the time, you don't think of it.
Simon, "disagreement is healthy"

HAVE YOU WORKED IN CLEVELAND?
All: mention "Swingo's, Agora," (laughter)

INVITATION: from group
Peter--"Come and join us. We are a lot more fun than we are right now even! Join us at the Rubber Bowl!"
Bruce: "And if you don't" (sticks tongue out)

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