Author Topic: Terrible Musician Interviews  (Read 6941 times)

daf

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Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #90 on: March 29, 2021, 08:55:41 AM »
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I remember that interview! So awkward.

Seemed a bit dotty, but I thought he made a good point.

famethrowa

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Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #91 on: March 29, 2021, 09:28:34 AM »
Surprised Les Tosseurs hasn't been mentioned yet, maybe because it's not terrible, it's absolutely brilliant. The idea of storming out and not being able to because you can't get the microphone off is absolute comedy gold, so good you couldn't write it better. Of course it was Maurice, always the joker.  I don't think Clive said anything too bad, Barry was just ultra defensive and couldn't hack the idea of his own joke being turned around on him in a throwaway comment. Gave us one of the best flounces, either way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdvfmGPDVkk


Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #92 on: March 29, 2021, 02:56:29 PM »
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Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #93 on: March 29, 2021, 10:36:34 PM »
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Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #94 on: March 29, 2021, 11:52:15 PM »
Surprised Les Tosseurs hasn't been mentioned yet, maybe because it's not terrible, it's absolutely brilliant. The idea of storming out and not being able to because you can't get the microphone off is absolute comedy gold, so good you couldn't write it better. Of course it was Maurice, always the joker.  I don't think Clive said anything too bad, Barry was just ultra defensive and couldn't hack the idea of his own joke being turned around on him in a throwaway comment. Gave us one of the best flounces, either way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdvfmGPDVkk

I think it was either Neil or Pricey on the Chart Music podcast who once echoed your point: the Bee Gees were happy to take the piss out of themselves, to a certain degree at least, but only on their own strictly defined terms. Strange people.

Maurice Bee Gee always came across as a nice fella, though. He's obviously not really upset at all, he seems quite bemused and amused by the flounce, but a Maurice serves no purpose without a Barry and Robin by his lukewarm water side.

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Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #95 on: March 30, 2021, 03:31:49 AM »
Always loved that casual "I'll see ya later, Clive" when he leaves

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Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #96 on: March 30, 2021, 09:21:43 AM »
This came up in the Early Bee Gees thread a few months ago  -

According to an interview with Maurice, it seems it actually wasn't really an old group name, but an in-joke refering to a gag they pulled backstage at the Brit Awards.

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Maurice : "You know, we called ourselves Les Tosseurs, you know, 'cause we put it on the Brit Awards - when we were doing the Brit Awards in London at the Earl's Court. We had dressing room things, and Elton [John] wanted a garden with his so we said, "What's going on?" They were building all afternoon with it while we were rehearsing. And then they built a whole garden with a fountain and everything for Elton and he said, "I was only joking."

"Anyway, we put on our door "Les Tosseurs As Seen On Father Ted." Just as a joke, you know, on our dressing room door. So everyone was going around saying, "Who could do that to the Bee Gees dressing room? Who put that on our door?" And everyone was getting real mad because they thought someone was taking the piss on this. And Barry said, "No, we did it." And they went, "Oh! It's very funny, isn't it?" You know? But everyone was looking around for the [bleep] who put that on our door. But that's what it's all about. It's fun. And we thought Clive was gonna be like that."

Barry's attempted gag falls flat because he hasn't thought it through - neither Clive nor the audience know about this Brits door backstory, and Barry delivers it deadpan as if it's a genuine name.

I think, going by that quote from Maurice, that they expected it to go something like this :

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Barry : "Before we became the Bee Gees we were Les Tosseurs"
Clive : "What, really?"
Barry : "Ha ha no, it's just a joke Clive, you gullible chump!!"

Clive actually rescues what could have been an eggy moment of tumbleweed - they brought this stinkbomb to the show and couldn't handle it when it went off in their face!
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Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #97 on: March 30, 2021, 09:25:27 AM »
Must be some of that off-the-wall, edgy humour that goes over a storm on the Isle of Man.

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Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #98 on: March 30, 2021, 09:32:05 AM »
Maurice serves no purpose without a Barry and Robin by his lukewarm water side.

Though he did give Lulu the Clap

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Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #99 on: March 30, 2021, 07:40:59 PM »
I thought the Clive Anderson interview was a bit shit all round really. He clearly didn't have anything insightful to ask and he didn't have the ability to change tack to defuse the obvious tension. "You'll always be Les Tosseurs to me" is a non-joke for someone who's usually quick-witted too. If Anderson knew it was a joke name then he's just repeating the joke back to them, and if he thought they really were once called that then he's making a really obvious joke that would have been done to death already by then.

That said, an over-reaction on Barry Gibb's part, but there's a bit of a Noel Edmonds vibe to him at times - he's all for a bit of wackiness, but not so much that you don't take him seriously at all. Luckily he only had Norman Gunston for 40 seconds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcqEDiVwKCw

Echo Valley 2-6809

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Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #100 on: March 31, 2021, 01:22:27 AM »
Thank you for that fascinating post, Echo Valley 2-6809.

The mention of Norman Gunston has reminded me of his encounter with Keith Moon, which just about fits the thread remit - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IifezehtVSg

Some reckon it was all set up, but it looks more like a terminally fucked-up boor being a complete arsehole to me.

Lisa Jesusandmarychain

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Re: Terrible Musician Interviews
« Reply #101 on: March 31, 2021, 08:19:15 AM »
Thank you for that fascinating post, Echo Valley 2-6809.

The mention of Norman Gunston has reminded me of his encounter with Keith Moon, which just about fits the thread remit - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IifezehtVSg

Some reckon it was all set up, but it looks more like a terminally fucked-up boor being a complete arsehole to me.

At around the 1:18 Mark, we bear witness to a time- travelling Bridget Christie bearing witness to events. Spooky.

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