Interview with Jayne Middlemiss
JM : I was wondering “Have you seen Madonna?”
Tim : Have we seen her? Do you mean in the biblical sense? Yes
JM : Have you?
Tim : You mean Mary Magdalene
JM : No. The Madonna
Tim : She’s The The Madonna
JM : Madonna. Like A Virgin. Material Girl
Tim : Yeah, that’s Mary Magdalene. Mother of Jesus
JM : Lord is as man. You know Lord is as man.
Tim : Lord is as man. Has she got some sort of speech impediment? Where’s she from? From Newcastle
JM : I don’t think I’m getting any luck there
second part of interview
JM : How are you two getting on?
Tim : With each other? Really badly, we had a punch up this morning.
JM : Did you have a punchup? Who ended up winning?
Tim : It was a draw.
Saul : In true James style it was democratic end to a dour three-each.
Tim : A couple of broken ribs
JM : Well you still managed to perform on the stage over the way. Fabulous.
Tim : Well you see we’re very technically gifted. I bit one of his fingers off and he still managed to play guitar. I was impressed
Saul : I’m going to take one of my toes off and put it back on here. You can do that apparently you know.
JM : You could start a trend
Saul : All the musicians hobbling around in Austin and Texas have all had their toes chopped off. They go to the hospital and they put your toe in a jar for a week and then they stick it back on and give you $10,000. And all these poor musicians who can’t get gigs and stuff. Somebody told me, I was either being wound up or….
Tim : No, it’s true. It’s a toe-sewing program that they have for surgeons practising sewing back organs on
JM : So, that’s absolutely horrible
Saul : These aren’t really our heads. We’re actually members of the Happy Mondays.
JM : You’ve got Sit Down out and number 7 in the charts. 98 version. Why did you release it in a 98 stylee?
Tim : In a 98 stylee. Money
JM : Oh well. Fair enough
Saul : No, we wanted a mixer in for having it as an extra format on a release or something like that and Apollo 440 wanted to do it and it was really hard to know whether it was actually any good or not but everyone around us was telling us it was fantastic, you’ve got to stick it out. They hardly got any money for it because it wasn’t meant to be a release. We didn’t give them very much.
JM : Did you rip them off?
Saul : No, no, we haven’t. No
JM : Number seven’s very good
Tim : Number seven’s very good at Christmas, yeah. Very good. The reason we did the dance version is that I can’t sing any more and we’ve bitten off so many fingers of the piano player he can’t play it very well either.
JM : Play with your feet
Tim : That is my feet. On my hands.