News today that the "Photography" single is to be delayed a week
because of problems printing the picture insert. Steve, Ian & David
have another day practising at Smithy Brook Farm but are halted when
Ian's Memorymoog forgets everything. It is proposed that we invite
Rick Martinez to try out for live work with the band I fix time and
fees with him. As Isaac Guilory has become unavailable for more
practises due to his solo gig commitments, Ian suggest his friend
Steve Smith as another possible live bassist and a this is quickly
More rehearsals at Smithy Brook. Ian brings in local musician Steve
Smith on the bass. David teaches him his parts and the band get
through most of their songs. Chris Carr rings to complain that session
drummer Rick Martinez has been to Polydor and asked to see the Fiat
Lux contract. In the evening band and Steve Smith go to Heppy's night
spot in Wakefield to see The Chameleons.
Another day at Smithy Brook rehearsing with Steve Smith. I drop in
with Kev Moore's biography for the band to look over which they
Whistle stop visit to London. Bleddyn Butcher the photographer meets
us at Chris Carr's office in Kilburn. We then go on together for a
photo session at The Bush Theatre and surrounding area in Shepherds
Bush. Later in the afternoon we visit Polydor to inspect the
"Photography" cover and insert and we are all given White Labels to
listen to. Then we meet Rick Martinez at the Grosvenor Hotel (he gets
his car clamped) to discuss how it might work to have him doing live
drumming. Set off back to Yorkshire at 9.20 p.m.
Rick Martinez arrives in Yorkshire. Band have a meal with him at Ian's
Rehearsal with Rick Martinez and Steve Smith set up for Birds Edge
Village Hall near Huddersfield. Band find the setting unsuitable so
make hasty arrangements to re-locate to the student union building at
Bretton Hall college Wakefield. First rehearsal with bass and drums
takes place here.
Bretton Hall College S U: More rehearsal with Rick and Steve,
interrupted by an irate sculptor in residence who is trying to work
below. In the evening all go to The Wakefield Arms and everyone ends
up joining in with local band Shaboom who are playing there.
Today Radio 1 take delivery of copies of Photography from plugger
Chris Marshall who we managed to get Polydor to retain after his work
on "Winter" with Cocteau Records. Chris rings to suggest we listen in
and we hear the first play with Janice Long who is sitting in for
Peter Powell on Radio 1 Drivetime.
Bretton Hall College. After the sculptor episode I arrange for a
re-locate to the Ezra Taylor building for more rehearsal with Rick and
This would have been the release date of Photography before it was put
back. Another day of rehearsing at Bretton Hall College. In the
evening Photography is played at Wakefield Alternative Club "Raffles"
by resident DJ Electronic Glenn(!!). Rick returns to London.
Richard Skinner plays Photography on Radio 1. Drive band to London for
meeting with lawyer James Wylie about publishing contracts. Meet Rick
Martinez there. Band stay on to have more talks about formalising our
management arrangements and we all meet at Polydor. Drinks at The
Grosvenor and an Italian meal then drive back to Yorkshire late in the
John Peel plays Photography on Radio!
Photography's revised release date.
A play on Janice Long's Saturday afternoon Show.
Ian Steve and David have interview on Leeds ILR station Radio Aire.
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