Mike : Baby, baby, baby
Saul : Baby, baby, baby
Mike : Hello. We’re talking about rocking and rolling and folking
Saul : Yeah, that’s right, we’re going to folk all the way
Mike : That’s right. Let’s folk.
Saul : Simple Minds were supposed to play here yeah, but they’re sick. They needed to replace one old pompous has-been rock band with another and we were the next thing available. We’ve done it before though. We did some mad festival in Sweden, Status Quo were the headlining act in front of 25,000 people in a forest and we came out, hapless idiots with borrowed equipment because we’d played our gig two days before and got put in this slot. We came out on stage and there were these 2000 pissed-up Swedish nutters at the front going “Status Quo, Status Quo” and we were like “Doh, what are we going to do?”
By the end of this summer, the Best Of will have done well enough for people to have sat up and taken note. I think that has happened already but after the performances at the festivals that we know we can do. If we do what we know we can do, then people, it will be kind of undeniable, I suppose people will begrudgingly like us, accept us. Not many bands get five stars out of five, do they in Q for a live performance so we feel like we’re doing OK.