FizzWizzz3: Are the four of you there?
TFC: The four of us are here.
jdaglish: Are you looking forward to touring
in the UK?
TFC: Yes, we are Jdaglish.
gingerclare: How's George?
TFC: George is fine.
drcaligari32535: Are you coming to Germany
TFC: We have been told that we are going to
Germany in January. But we are planning on going sooner than
that, maybe October.
Becky: Do you usually remember people you
meet at gigs?
TFC: How are you doing, Becky?
Jose: Hello, what bands are you guys into at
TFC: Jose, we like James, Last, Bauhaus,
Kajagoogoo and Flock Of Seagulls.
Yasmin: Are you guys going be touring with
Radiohead when they play Brixton in September?
TFC: No, we won't, but we are playing some
shows with them in November.
willist: I was hoping you'd swing through the
States again on your own.
TFC: Yes, we will be returning to the States.
jdaglish: Do you know about the mailing list
run by Chris Bray?
TFC: We know about the web page, but not the
TFC: Jdaglish, are you related to Kenny
jdaglish: I'm not related unfortunately.
drcaligari32535: I heard that you will be
doing a split single with the excellent Buffalo Tom. Is that true
TFC: Yes, we are doing a split single with
Jose: What is Buffalo contributing?
TFC: We are doing Buffalo Tom's songs and
they are doing our songs.
FizzWizzz3: Why didn't you guys do the Benicassim
TFC: We had to blow out the Benicassim
Festival 'cause we are touring over here.
FizzWizzz3: We knew, did you hear about the
TFC: We didn't hear about the accident. What
FizzWizzz3: Well, the upper part of the stage
sunk on them. Because of a great storm.
TFC : Was anyone hurt?
FizzWizzz3: No, but almost.
sonicmod: That's cool. Who is putting out the
TFC: Beggars Banquet is putting out the
drcaligari32535: Which Buffalo Tom song will
you be doing ? Which of your songs will Buffalo Tom be playing ?
TFC: See, we don't know what songs we are
going to do. They did "Guiding Star" and the other we
jdaglish: Norman, I'm holding in my hand the
can of Carlsberg you gave me at Reading
TFC: Has it gone flat yet? Reading
95, I was out of my mind on acid. Crack open the
gingerclare: Any UK release dates for the
TFC: UK, we just had one come out 2 weeks
ago. The next single will be late October.
jdaglish: Norman, how's Rowan?
TFC: Rowan is doing well and she is talking
lots. For anyone who doesn't know who Rowan is, she is a baby.
sonicmod: Are you guys happier with your new
TFC: Yes, they are fine.
Jose: What do you think about The Verve?
TFC: I met Richard a few times and he is a
nice guy. Their last single was great.
FizzWizzz3: Who's gonna be your supporting
band in the European tour?
TFC: Our support band in the UK is Gorky's
Zygotic Mynci and Cornershop. If you haven't heard Gorky's, go
out and buy their latest disc.
willist: Seen any good movies lately?
TFC: We saw Donnie Brasco,
and Secrets and Lies
willist: How about Austin Powers,
International Man of
TFC: Haven't seen Austin Powers.
Mary_Hill: Has it started yet? I was watching
Some Like It Hot
on the telly.
TFC: MaryHill, are you from MaryHill?
Mary_Hill: TFC: Yes, well, nearer Queen
Margaret Drive, so if you are an estate agent it's North Kelvin.
TFC: Mary Hill, I used to live on Wilton
jdaglish: Any forthcoming Shoeshine projects?
TFC: Possibly a Shoeshine project in January.
Pookeye: Aren't you guys playing with
Radiohead in NYC on the 27?
TFC: The show is the 26th at Hammerstien
Ballroom and a free in-store at Other Music
in NYC on the 27th at 7:30.
Becky: Norman, did you find the JAMC record
you were looking for?
TFC: It was the first JAMC album Psychocandy,
yes I did find that.
Mary_Hill: I bought Psychocandy on the first
day it was out from A1(now Fopp) in Renfield Street.
TFC: There are some great songs on the first
Mary Chain Record.
Yasmin: So, are you still going to support
TFC: We are playing some more dates with
Radiohead this year, but we will also be playing on our own. Have
I said that they are nice guys?
Mary_Hill: Do you recall the interview the
Boy Hairdressers did for a fanzine called Coca Cola
TFC: We do remember the Coca
Cola Cowboy interview, I can't
imagine any of it would be making any sense.
Mary_Hill: I think you had been drinking.
TFC: Yeah Mary, we were.
jdaglish: I saw the video for
"Control" today, looks like great fun. Did you make it
while you were doing the album/singles covers?
TFC: No, it was afterwards, it was separate.
FizzWizzz3: Hey TFC! Where
did you get that giant tea-maker in your latest video?
TFC: The kettle? Is in a place called
willist: Any videos being aired in the US?
TFC: We have no idea if our videos are being
aired in the US, check M2.
Pookeye: In Chris's site, do you think the
tabs there are kinda close to your songs?
TFC: Yes ,they are close, maybe we can send
him some copies of the chords.
banana: Are you coming to Australia?
TFC: Yes, and I can't wait! Australia is a
fine country and Raymond's uncle Miles lives in Perth.
drcaligari32535: Are you going to perform on Alternative
Nation (MTV Europe) soon?
TFC: I think probably.
Mary_Hill: Do you still feel in-touch with
the new and happening groovy bands in your hometown? Do you think
that is something you need to lose to become successful
banana: Whoooohooooooooooooo, which Teenage
members are here?
TFC: Paul, Raymond, Norman and Finley.
Becky: Ahh, where's Gerry?
TFC: Gerry has gone for a walk.
banana: Hey, did you get our letter with the
lollipops in it? And who is Finley?
TFC: Lollipops? Hmmmm. Finely is a
fantastically beautiful and talented keyboard player.
willist: Is this Finley's first time here?
TFC: Yes, it is.
jdaglish: Who was the guy who appeared
(maniacally) on stage at Reading 95?
TFC: That's guitar George, he knows all the
chords. He is our guitar tech and used to be a roadie-Meatloaf,
Blackie Lawless and Black Francis.
FizzWizzz3: He's aware of his attractive
charm with women?
TFC: Who is that Finley? Gerry?
jdaglish: Raymond, got any new guitars, or
still with the Brian May model?
TFC: Yes and yes.
Spacey: I am going to Glasgow on vacation,
any thing I should check out?
Mary_Hill: Have a veggie burger and go to the
Sound City thing at the 13th Note.
TFC: I will second the veggie burger and the
jdaglish: My bands hoping to play at Sound
City, will you guys be there?
TFC: Yes, we will be at Sound City.
gingerclare: Get George to do his harmonica
solo at your next UK gig, he's sorely missed by the way, George
looks like my dad!
TFC: So your dad must be a good looking guy!
sonicmod: Where is Sound City?
TFC: It's right in the center of town, ask a
banana: When are you coming to Ozzie land?
TFC: Probably late November, early December.
FizzWizzz3: And to Spain?
TFC: Hopefully we will be in Spain soon.
FizzWizzz3: We have heard on the radio by
TFC: You have heard correctly.
Becky: Did someone already ask when you'll be
back in the US?
TFC: We will be back in the US tomorrow, and
the day after, then we go home.
Mary_Hill: Have you ever stayed at 1
TFC: It's very expensive and Michael Jackson
stayed there once. We have not stayed there. Frances from the
Vaselines used top work at 1 Devenshire Gardens.
Mary_Hill: I cycle past it looking for famous
people, Billy Connelly was there a few weeks ago.
TFC: We have met Billy Connelly and he was a
nice guy. He thinks that Wet Wet Wet are rubbish and so do we.
Mary_Hill: I think Wet Wet Wet are rubbish
too, coming back from my holidays the taxi driver from the
airport told me a slanderous story about Marty but I can't repeat
TFC: Mary Hill Go on - tell us and we will
tell you one about Cliff Richard
Mary_Hill: Well, he doesn't tip, which
probably explains the reason the taxi driver was spreading
stories about him, but he went to some ladies house who wasn't
his wives, erm that's it, it could have been his sister.
Yasmin: Let's hear the one about Cliff
TFC: It involves, it's truly scurrilous.
sonicmod: So the Radiohead tour is almost
TFC: Radiohead tour finishes tomorrow.
Becky: No!!! When are you doing another tour
so I can see you again?
banana: Did they like our lollipops? Why did
no one reply? It was such a fantastic letter that smacked with
ironic humor Alanis style.
TFC: When did you send your letter?
gingerclare: Norm, are you wearing your
TFC: Yes, he is and they are called Birkenstocks.
willist: When is the song with Donna from due
jdaglish: Are you actually in the film?
TFC: The song that we recorded with Donna is
for a movie called Velvet Goldmine
and we aren't in it, but Donna is. She plays Susie Quatro.
gingerclare: Does Gerry have a relative who
works in a sandwich shop in Islington, London, UK?
TFC: Not as far as I know, Ginger.
jdaglish: Liam Gallagher once offered me some
dodgy looking white pills!
TFC: Did you take them?
banana: Do any of you eat haggis?
TFC: We eat vegetarian haggis.
Becky: Isn't vegetarian haggis an oxymoron?
TFC: Lentils, barley, Becky.
jdaglish: How do you fancy Scotland's chances
for France 98?
TFC: We are going to win it.
jdaglish: Do you think they'll pick up on
"Kick About" again?
TFC: Parts of "Kick About", were
sampled from an American Spring
LP, it was used for the Glastonbury highlights
willist: So it wasn't you singing, just a
TFC: We sang along with the Sample, the
sample is very short and most of the record was us playing.
drcaligari32535: How was your tour with
Weezer last year ?
TFC: We met Rivers from Weezer in Boston 2
nights ago. And gave him a glass of whisky and he fell into the
harbor. I saved his life and I think that he owes me one. We sang
"We Are The World" us Buffalo Tom, Rivers, and Juliana
Hattfield, Tanya Donnelley and all of Radiohead.
FizzWizzz3: There's a picture of Norman and
one of the Spice Girls together in a Spanish tabloid. Not long
TFC: Which Spice Girl was it?
gingerclare: Ginger Spice of course!
jdaglish: On the Columbia web site, it
mentioned Big Country as an influence, is this true, or do they
mean BIG STAR?
TFC: That confused the hell out of us as
willist: Do you ever get sick of people
mentioning the Big Star, Bryds influences?
TFC: Willist, no not really we don't care. It
banana: Do you think Alex Chilton or Chris
Bell is the better songwriter? Not that it really matters.
TFC: Alex has written more than Chris Bell.
TFC: We are over here working for the Yankee
jdaglish: Did you see the Neighbors
From Hell program featuring
Richard Jobson living next door to a pig farm?
Mary_Hill: TFC, You could always liven up
your shows by dancing like Richard Jobson.
TFC: Norman knows someone who has slept with
Richard Jobson who said that he was rubbish.
Mary_Hill: My sister once got off with Jock
Jobson. His brother, who played for Meadowbank Thistle, she
didn't mention his sexual prowess though.
ChrisBray: Any chance of a headlining tour
after the Radiohead tour?
TFC: Hi Chris B, have you tried to email me?
From Norman. Chris, we will get in contact with you soon. We need
to go now, nice to speak with you all. Becky, cheers! See you in
Glasgow Mary Hill.
sonicmod: Thanks for coming Teenage
Fanclub. Thanks for coming everyone.