Because Larry, by then, was a drummer, who would sort of get bored and tired, and rather stand up and blow kisses to people. So we needed the bass to sort of drive along.
When we did Top of the Pops for the third time, we decided to do it as a television program here called Come Dancing, which is not as rude as it sounds.
I used to help Viv with the chords and melodies sometimes.
I see my role in the Bonzos as being the straight man, in many ways.
We then took a shortened version of what we'd been doing in the pubs, with the best gags and things like that, out to cabaret clubs and things in the north of England for six weeks. And we became a big success.
We weren't going to play the show-biz game, and be obsequious.
I suppose we all loved those kind of sci-fi movies where terrible things came out of swamps and came to Mars. And there's usually some poor girl. All the guys are trying to desperately handle levers and saying, go to something or other.
Ladies and gentleman, I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.
I have suffered for my music. Now it's your turn.
So we used to look for funny songs, and learn them and play them. And we used to play them in pubs.
In fact, Moon came on tour with us for a bit just before a big festival in Brighton, I think.