Int : Now guys, how was that?
Saul : Wonderful, really good. Really enjoyed it.
Jim : Really good fun, it was indeed
Int : Now, in England, they do these really big festivals a lot, the Reading Festival, all those kinds of things. This is not a normal thing here. Can you compare and contrast the American thing and the English thing
Jim : Yeah, the feeling backstage did remind me of Glastonbury a lot, which is kind of a big three day festival in England. The same sort of vibe, you know more than one stage, lots of things going on and the weather’s not usually as nice to be honest. It’s usually raining when Glastonbury’s on knowing England.
Saul : This is obviously very special to people because Glastonbury comes around every year. Unless they kill someone one year and cancel it the next year. Which has happened. I think this is the first time in about 25 years that there’s been any kind of festival like this in the States and I think it means a lot quite special to some people.
Int : Now Tim, you’ve just walked in. And how’s your neck? You have done something to your neck but you were dancing away. You didn’t seem to have a problem.
Tim : I did. What I did was I put my neck brace on then I could dance with the rest of my body and keep my neck still. That was the idea.
Int : But you weren’t wearing your neck brace out there, were you?
Tim : Oh tonight, my neck’s fine. That was cool. No, it was just that period. It was really weird. They took me to hospital on a stretcher with a kind of Hannibal Lecter contraption around my head and took me into hospital just to give me a neck brace. Like in England, you just go to the doctors and ask “Can I have a neckbrace?” I was whisked off in an ambulance before one of the concerts. It was crazy.
Saul : And we were all laughing
Jim : He was.
Saul : No, no, it was him
Int : Now how much did you guys know about Woodstock, the original festival in 1969?
Jim : Well, we weren’t actually around at that time, were we?
Saul : No, we’re all so young
Jim : We’re all so young. Yeah, you know, we’ve kind of seen the movie. Obviously very different to this really. The spontaneity of it all and the chaos. And the anarchy and the ridiculous number of people turning up when they weren’t supposed to.
Tim : You’re getting signs saying “Go to Chris”
Int : I am getting signs. I have to go to Chris….
Int : Hi, I’m here with James in the interview tent. Now guys, how did you get here? Did you fly from England recently or have you been here for a while?
Dave : We’ve been over in Seattle doing a few shows and having a good time on our three days off between Seattle and here.
Int : How long are you going to hang on here? Is there anyone else you really want to see?
Tim : I’m staying, everyone else is flying back.
Jim : You’re staying?
Tim : Yeah, I’m staying
Jim : Nice one
Tim : Yeah I’m here for a while. I want to see Porno for Pyros, Chili Peppers and Peter Gabriel I’m quite interested in seeing.
Int : Are you sad that Neil Young isn’t going to be here playing because of course you’ve toured with Neil Young?
Tim : Yeah, we heard a rumour he was going to do the Alternative. I think that was a rumour put about by the people who want to promote the Alternative. Yeah, that would have been nice.
Int : Now when you did your current album Live, you also, sorry Laid, you also did another album. When is that one coming out?
Tim : The other album is called Wah Wah. I think it’s coming out here in October. Yeah, they’re trying to work it out. Put it out cheap. And do special deals and things. In England, they’re going, we think, they’re going to put it out for a week and then we won’t put it out again after that. We’re going to treat it quite weirdly.
Int : Great, well thank you very much for joining us here.