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#11863 - Tue, 28 Jun 2005 11:35:00 Billy Currie Interview
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Hi everyone,

Tai Chi, David Gilmour, the Gear, Reunion?

You may want to check out some questions that are thrown at Billy here:

www.ubersonik.com

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#11864 - Tue, 28 Jun 2005 14:20:00 Re: Billy Currie Interview
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Good spot there, thanks! smile

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#11865 - Tue, 28 Jun 2005 16:22:00 Re: Billy Currie Interview
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Nicely done Quietman. Got me lunch time reading sorted then! laugh

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#11866 - Tue, 28 Jun 2005 17:44:00 Re: Billy Currie Interview
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Excellent stuff. There is also a Mark King interview on there and this question tickled me...

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What's your favourite Level 42 memory?

There was an 8 meg upgrade for my Mac SE that I was particularly fond of.....

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#11867 - Tue, 28 Jun 2005 18:46:00 Re: Billy Currie Interview
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Cool, thanks!

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#11868 - Tue, 28 Jun 2005 19:01:00 Re: Billy Currie Interview
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Originally posted by Si_W:
Excellent stuff. There is also a Mark King interview on there and this question tickled me...

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[b]What's your favourite Level 42 memory?

There was an 8 meg upgrade for my Mac SE that I was particularly fond of.....
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lmao lmao

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#11869 - Tue, 28 Jun 2005 19:52:00 Re: Billy Currie Interview
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Thanks
This was a good afternoon read smile
Peter

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#11870 - Wed, 29 Jun 2005 00:22:00 Re: Billy Currie Interview
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My favouroute memory of level 42 was when i was in hospital being treated for depression. This caveman creature put on a video of level 42 only to be told an england match was on and the other nutters wanted to watch that to save their sanity. Too right.

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#11871 - Thu, 30 Jun 2005 01:42:00 Re: Billy Currie Interview
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I second the thanks, an informative read indeed!

I've read or listened to other interviews with Billy and that hurt about Band Aid comes through each time so strongly. At first I thought I couldn't possibly draw any conclusions because not enough was known, but now I'm getting to thinking that I can see his point and that maybe the episode was badly handled at the time, that it could leave someone feeling so deeply cut by it. On a more positive note, the Dave Gilmour comment verges on the exciting. Billy's very different to Rick Wright, whose sound complements Gilmours so well, but I could still see it yielding succulent and juicy fruit! If it happened, how great that two of my favourite bands from my youth should have a liaison: from "Pink Thing" to Pink Floyd! Go for it, our Billy!

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#11872 - Fri, 01 Jul 2005 23:55:00 Re: Billy Currie Interview
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The thing I don't understand about the Band Aid issue is if it really pissed Billy off that much how did he and Midge manage to co-exist for the remaining 3 or so years that Ultravox existed in the studio and on the road ?
If it wasn't that much of an issue then and that they managed to maintain a working relationship why is it such a issue now 21 years on ?

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#11873 - Sat, 02 Jul 2005 00:20:00 Re: Billy Currie Interview
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They just did. Itīs the same as in several
marriages all over the world...isn`t it!

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#11874 - Sat, 02 Jul 2005 00:21:00 Re: Billy Currie Interview
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...and it was GREAT to read the interviews with
Billy!!! THANKS for posting!!!

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#11875 - Wed, 06 Jul 2005 04:09:00 Re: Billy Currie Interview
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I've juts found the second interview - just as good. Billy commenting that he'd like to get out playing again was good to hear (or read) I'd encourage him with that.

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#11876 - Sun, 07 Aug 2005 21:27:00 Re: Billy Currie Interview
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Do you keep in touch with your former band mates?

Out of all the Guys I can say, without any doubt, that it has been me who tried to cut through the crap and keep former band mates in touch. Unfortunately that has not been reciprocated. All X members of Ultravox keep their cards well close to their chests.
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Hmmmm....

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#11877 - Tue, 09 Aug 2005 03:25:00 Re: Billy Currie Interview
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It was difficult because Midge chose to snub and thus humiliate the band at the Band Aid recording session. He wanted the full credit for Band Aid / Live Aid. He did not want to share the project with the group that had made him successful. I am still confused as to why he acted like that.
How does that explain Chris Cross' presence, then?

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#11878 - Tue, 09 Aug 2005 05:20:00 Re: Billy Currie Interview
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It was difficult because Midge chose to snub and thus humiliate the band at the Band Aid recording session. He wanted the full credit for Band Aid / Live Aid. He did not want to share the project with the group that had made him successful. I am still confused as to why he acted like that.
How does that explain Chris Cross' presence, then?
Midge and Chris always got on, didn't they? They collaborated on musical projects together outside of Ultravox, directed videos, etc. I guess he preferred him to Billy and Warren. Obviously Chris was a favourite. This might also explain why Chris could come up front with Midge while playing his bass at Live Aid, while Billy and Warren were...quite far back. (Not that they technically could, but...has anyone else noticed this?)

Mrs. X

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#11879 - Tue, 09 Aug 2005 05:53:00 Re: Billy Currie Interview
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Yes, but I think this was more to do with the infamous revolving stage than anything-else. Obviously guitarists and bass players have slightly more latitude in freedom of movement, essentially free to go anywhere until the power lead pops out and makes a big bang through the speakers...

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#11880 - Tue, 09 Aug 2005 22:01:00 Re: Billy Currie Interview
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Maybe one could rig out one of those mobility aid buggies with a full drum kit to give drummers more flexibility in such situations? I'm sure Keith Moon would have been up for such a ground (not to mention ankle and possibly resolve)-breaking device.

I always understood that Chris and Midge shared common interests in photography and the visual presentation of things, as well as writing together (e.g. The Bloodied Sword, Max Headroom), so I guess there was more of a link.

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#11881 - Thu, 23 Apr 2009 19:51:00 Re: Billy Currie Interview
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Does anyone have the links to various Billy interviews? I tried one on this page but it does not seem to be working! Any would be gratefully received!!
Thanks
Jus

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#11882 - Sat, 25 Apr 2009 13:53:00 Re: Billy Currie Interview
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Yeah, I couldn't access it either.

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