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Peter Gill

After you Nash.

Brian Nash:

My name's Nash and I'm a red Muso.

Peter Gill: 

Ergh my name's Ped. I hate some people and I like some people.

Mark O'Toole:

My name's Mark and I wear kecks that make me looks as though I've gotta big packet.

Brian Nash:

Next question.

Paul Morley:

So now you're number one and you're embarrassed by ergh by being stars.

Peter Gill:

Who's a star?

Paul Morley:

Did you used to dream of being a star?

Mark O'Toole:

Yeah all the time. I used to stand in front of the mirror in me room with a cricket bat pretending I was ...

Peter Gill: 

You dream of being it but but when it happens like you don't really think you are, I don't think we're stars.

Paul Morley: 

What do you think you are Ped?

Peter Gill:

I'm just an animal that bashes drums.

Paul Morley:

If you three were about 14 would you in Liverpool have formed a gang?

Peter Gill:  

I was in a gang.

Mark O'Toole: 

So was I.

Brian Nash:

Everyone's in a gang.

Paul Morley: 

Are they?

Brian Nash:

Yeah, you're an apprentice hard.

Paul Morley: 

Are you a fully fledged hard now Nash?

Brian Nash:

Oh aye yeah well 'ard!

Peter Gill: 

I mean, yeah I think quite a lot of people in Liverpool, young people, have got little gangs like.

Brian Nash:

You need to be part of something, don't ya. You've gotta be in a gang. If you're not in a gang you're a no-mark. You gotta 'ang around ...

Mark O'Toole: 

If you slash 250 people you get a silver Stanley knife. We can be suave if we want to ya know.

Paul Morley:

But like, does it like do you like indulge yourself in your number one, does it give you a position of power?

Peter Gill: 

I don't know.

Brian Nash:

You can use the laundry in the hotel.

Peter Gill: 

When you're number one, we're, just like, living like, like we always do ...

Brian Nash:

When you're 77 you can't.

Paul Morley: 

Do you consider yourselves to be musicians?

Peter Gill: 

Naaaahhh ...

Brian Nash:

Musos ...

Paul Morley:

Are you the energy of Frankie Goes To Hollywood?

Peter Gill: 

Yeah we are you know what I mean, but I mean... musicians? Naah!

Brian Nash: 

We're the hammer that knocks the nail in.

Mark O'Toole:

I mean ... I mean ... I mean ...

Paul Morley: 

What's the nail then Nash?

Peter Gill: 

Well ...

Mark O'Toole: 

Whatever you wanna be.

 

The nail are the two frontmen.

Brian Nash: 

But without the hammer the nail's useless, isn't it?

Paul Morley: 

What was your first thought when you found out you got to number one?

Mark O'Toole: 

Let's go out and have a good lig.

Peter Gill: 

Let's have a laugh I think it was. I mean we were having a laugh up to we were number one.

Paul Morley:

Is Frankie Goes To Hollywood different from Wham! and Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet ...

Peter Gill: 

Well ...

Paul Morley:

... because you're a little bit more honest about things.

Brian Nash:

The only way we're connected to Wham! and Duran Duran is that we've all got willies.

Mark O'Toole: 

I don't think that's true either.

Peter Gill: 

I think we're honest about things what what what makes us different I'm not really sure maybe our music? I don't know. It's like I mean it's music ain't it ...

Paul Morley: 

Aren't you all the same just looking for a quick laugh and a good drink?

Peter Gill: 

Yeah ... well like everyone is, you are.

Brian Nash:

I think its its you're out to have fun and it's not manufactured it's like it's not manufactured like this big glam teeny bopper thing.

Peter Gill: 

I mean you're not number one at first - it's the spondulee, ain't it? The cash. Everyone's in it for cash really I mean we wouldn't be getting recorded and we wouldn't be on no label unless other people wanted cash, you know what I mean?

Paul Morley: 

Oh, I do.

Peter Gill: 

There, there you go. Everyone's in it for cash.

Brian Nash: 

You can't necessarily do it for the love of the music.

Peter Gill:

... cash isn't our number one but it's good to have, you know what I mean.

Paul Morley: 

You gonna help your mum and dad when you get cash?

Peter Gill: 

Yeah.

Brian Nash: 

Yeah.

Peter Gill: 

I know it sounds rather like, teddy bear-ish but ... eeh, my old fella's alright like.

Mark O'Toole: 

One of the lads Ray, and Gerry, and Eddie.

Peter Gill: 

He helped me through my younger days.

Brian Nash: 

When you was a sproglett.

Paul Morley:

What about if you was just suddenly plonked like 30,000 in your hand?

Peter Gill:

Well then I'd go out and I'd get drunk and I'd dunno ... I dunno I'd buy a Ferrarri and wrap it 'round a lamp post you know what I mean ...