Friday, 22 August 2008

Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds - self-titled

Izzy Stradlin And The Ju Ju Hounds

When wearing a black velvet cap I was often told I looked like Izzy Stradlin. Most bizzarely someone once congratulated me on a great show when I was in the toilet of the old Mean Fiddler in Harlesden, immediately after Izzy and his band had left the stage. Quite why this bloke thought Izzy would have raced off stage, changed his clothes and made a beeline for one of the customer toilets I'll never know.

We managed to end that night by blagging our way into the birthday party of Vikki from Fuzzbox. Charlie Quintana (the drummer in the Ju Ju Hounds) put in an appearance and when during a conversation a friend asked him for a cigarette, Charlie apologised profusely for not offering him one in the first place - not bad for a long-standing member of Bob Dylan's band.

Also in attendance was Rob Newman, then at the height of his fame and also around the time that his relationship with David Baddiel was in decline (this was late 1992) and we spent a long time talking. He left, and a few minutes later so did we. Rob was outside and called to me, correctly remembering my name and wishing me well ... my reply? "Cheers David .... um, I mean Rob."

Not my finest moment.

See also:
Guns 'N Roses - Appetite For Destruction


Michael said...

A good, solid rock & roll record in the Faces tradition. And the world can always use more of those, if ya ask me.

I confess to not knowing who Rob Newman and David whozit are, however.

DGW said...

Ah yes, that might not mean much to anyone outside of the UK! They were a comedy duo from the early 90s - most notable for being the first comedians to sell-out Wembley Arena, leading to claims that comedy was the new rock & roll.

Anonymous said...

Wilkes idiot!