Pop Stars in My Pantry

By Paul Simper

A memoir of pop folk and clubbing in the 1980s (Formerly known as Just Got Lucky: My Life in Pop)

Monday, 4 April 2016

end of week 5 blog - Patsy K, Sade & Bluebells memories - 62% funded

Another week of delving into boxes and a few finds amongst the audio cassettes. There's a Patsy Kensit interview from January '87 up in Spandau's Reformation offices with talk of knicker flashing, Paula Yates and Jessica Lange which never made it into print. And another with Sade's Stuart Matthewman a couple of week's before their first Ronnie Scott's in '82 about his and Paul Denman's bands in Hull, supporting The Damned and Showaddywaddy and a cool Sunday night club called The Silhouette. 

Whilst a photo of me resting in the arms of Robert 'Bobby Bluebell' Hodgens on my 22nd birthday at The Columbia hotel in Bayswater prompted memories from Robert on Twitter of Meat Loaf greeting Marillion's lead  singer by shouting "Fish!" who would then reply by shouting "Meat!" A classic 80s meat/fish banter platter. 

Otherwise the good news is we're up to 62% on the pledge front so I will dig out some more Pop Shit and vinyl to keep the ball rolling. 

In the meantime this week's bonus photo is from backstage at the Raymond Revue Bar, home of Slippry Feet's first ever showcase. I'm not sure who the tache was a tribute to. Possibly Aldo Zilli as the after-party was at Zilli's that night. Not The Costume Studio bag in the b/g, suppliers of all Slippry Feet shows, God bless 'em. 

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