Jools: Firstly Tim (Booth) Jim (Glennie) welcome to the show. The first song “Fred Astaire” I like that very much, now tell us how did that song come about?
Tim Booth: It was a jam, a James jam in Peter Gabriel’s Real World studios and I wanted to write a love song for the woman I am in love with. She kept pestering me you see.
Jim Glennie: Does she leave you alone now?
Tim Booth: Yeah, she leaves me alone now, and that was it really.
Jools: She immediately fell in love with you presumably.
Tim Booth: Oh, she’d done that before actually, this was the after, this was the why don’t you write a song about me. Sorry Kate.
Jools: She’ll be pleased to hear that , that’s what I like, genuine emotion on the programme. The other thing I want to know is where the name originally came from – No, I do want to know this.
Jim Glennie : It’s a long winded story but it’s basically because I am the most handsome and the most talented, that’s what I’ve been saying for the past fifteen years.
Jools: They agree, your family is with you and they agree.
Jools: Now, the group goes back and it’s got a marvellous history and The Best of ; was out recently and it did very, very well, since 1982 and we’ve got early footage. No there’s nothing to be nervous about at all.
Jim Glennie: Embarrassed maybe;
Jools: Not there’s nothing to be embarrassed about at all.
Tim Booth: He’s Jeremy Beadle isn’t he?
Jim Glennie: He is, yeah.
Jools: No, how can you say that. Please take that back. Thanks. Here we are.
(Clip: James from ICA 1985;. Tim Booth in a particularly scary jumper)
Jools: They love that.
Jim Glennie: We were never that young, we were never that young.
Jools: The band really loved that, I’ve never heard them cheering anybody so loud in this studio. You had that jumper on, weren’t you hot.
(Jim Glennie: You were suffering for your art, were’t you?)
Tim Booth: Yeah, we were starting a new fashion, it didn’t catch on though.
Jools: Well you did start a lot of fashions, I mean, after all there was.. I mean you were one of the original Manchester bands, with that sound. Do you see any of those people of that time the Manchester lot.
Tim Booth: The baggy scene?
Jools: Well yeah, the jumper scene.
Tim Booth: Well, yeah most of them toured with us. We took the Happy Mondays on tour with us and the Inspiral Carpets and the Roses played with us so we knew them quite well. We had been going about eight years before they came on the scene, they were just whipper snappers.
Jools: Well now what is the next song you are going to play for us?
Tim Booth: A song called “Someone’s Got it in For Me” – it’s a victim song.
Jools: Right well we are looking forward to that, there’s no paranoia in there is there.
Tim Booth: Totally.
Jools: Excellent. Well Tim Booth, Jim Glennie thank you very much, we look forward to seeing that in a while.