The best thing about Glenda’s enthusiasm, though, was that it triggered my interest in Slade.
We rehearsed a great deal for our debut. The gig was in the clubrooms of the St Albans Football Club on a winter’s night, with a pig on a spit, a few barrels and a good-sized crowd.
Mainly I wrote songs for their own sake - most were never performed in front of an audience.
Tina told me one of her favourite songs was a ballad from the album, Fool For You Anyway; for a while, I listened to that song repeatedly and thought of her.
The vines twisted around the pergola/in my grandmother’s backyard/were gnarled and old
In a car with my first lover/our relationship fraught, almost over./Song on the radio.