This was an important part of my life. But it was also sad that we didn't play there, cause we had such alot of fans that were waiting for us and Brazilians are great people. It's now my second home.
We played at a club called, the Elbow Room. Don Carlos, the nightclub owner, was very hip and a very important person who made a big impact on my life.
Far From Home was also my idea from a magazine I'd seen.
I have always had a tremendous amount of energy and any band I was ever in from the age of fourteen, I would always be the one who would describe the future and vibe everyone up.
For me, naming bands was the forerunner to really writing lyrics, because I work off titles.
Guys would hang out in groups just to be with the music.
This kind of music was just hitting England, so we were getting this following in clubs in Birmingham just cause we were trying to do something different.
We all had a desire and appreciation for such a wide range of music.
You know, I had the ability like a catalyst to really get everybody hyped up.
I was half asleep lying there writing this lyric in my head at about 3:30 in the morning. I woke Steve up with this idea and then we went into the living room where there was a little upright piano and finished the song. I wonder where that piano is now?
Because I would just tell everyone it was going to be great and just put that belief in them.