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The Everlasting Yeah: Raymond Gorman Of That Petrol Emotion Interviewed


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The Everlasting Yeah: Raymond Gorman Of That Petrol Emotion Interviewed

Alan McGee getting a bad rep, from a fellow Irishman it seems.

I didn’t know there was a chance of TPE signing to Creation. I saw Alan McGee in Dublin recently doing publicity for his biography. He released a solo album by Damien O’ Neill that I’ve never heard. I think he’s now running something modest called 359 (I think) through Cherry Red. Maybe TEY should approach him.

RG: I dunno. I think music is just a hobby for him now. I read his interviews and he’s very entertaining but I don’t recognize the guy I knew when we first came to London. He used to be really lovely, a genuine and passionate music fan, and we used to go drinking together for a while even after us not signing to Creation. He was always very supportive and encouraging. Don’t think he rated Steve Mack much all the same so don’t think he was ever that bothered about losing us. To be honest I thought nearly all of the bands that signed to Creation were overrated. There has been a lot of rewriting of history going on since the mid eighties and now even the most mediocre of the shoegazing bands are being lauded as geniuses, its like Alan has been able to persuade everyone that all the bands on Creation were visionary geniuses. I’d say he was always enough of a hustler that he was gonna be successful at some stage. He just had that belief to make things happen. He would have been brilliant for us actually as he just left bands to make the music, which is how it should be. I’m sure he would have got us a lot more press than we ever got, and more enthusiastic too, maybe he could even have come up with some angle to sneak us in through the door somehow. In the end he got what he wanted but like a lot of folk in the aftermath maybe he lost his true self. I heard him going on about Aleister Crowley and magick recently and for me that auld bullshit is always the last resort of the scoundrel. He still wants to be seen as somehow edgy and at his age that’s more than a bit sad. He did sign Damian for Poptones but in essence that was always a vanity project and a last throw of the dice, his heart wasn’t in it by then anymore. I feel strongly for example that Oasis have set music back about 30 years so I’m not gonna thank him for that. I do wonder if we’d have anything in common anymore but then I’m sure he wouldn’t give a shit or wouldn’t care what I thought anyway so fair enough.

http://thequietus.com/articles/14401-that-petrol-emotion-interview


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crying into his beer... makes me recall Alec Baldwin's take on sour grapes...

http://youtu.be/y-AXTx4PcKI?t=5m56s


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"ptoner" wrote:
The Everlasting Yeah: Raymond Gorman Of That Petrol Emotion Interviewed

Alan McGee getting a bad rep, from a fellow Irishman it seems.

I take it you mean a fellow Irishman like your good self, Paul, rather than Wiz McGee – who I believe comes from good old Glasgae? (D’ya ken, Jimmie?)

Raymond’s remarks are a shame (literally), as That Petrol Emotion weren’t a bad band when they started off – I remember buying their album Babble when it came out (the title seems rather appropriate, now).  Mind you I don’t think I’ve listened to it for nigh on 20 years now… I can also remember seeing a gig from around the time it came out when they were actually pretty damned good.

What does this all go to prove?  (Like “what is War good 4” - absolutely nuffin’!)

"WilliamThirteen" wrote:
crying into his beer... makes me recall Alec Baldwin's take on sour grapes...

http://youtu.be/y-AXTx4PcKI?t=5m56s

The  comments relating to this youtube extract are quite amusing here – more so than the average, anyway.  I find the one “you chee bye lah!” extremely profound for some reason, although I cannot put my finger on it!  (Maybe it is just the frame of mind I’m in today).

You chee bye lah!
Norma N. Joy Conquest


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Raymond Gorman is from Derry in Northern Ireland Jamie, like WIlliam states, sounds like sour grapes.


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Thanks for the update Paul!

"jamie barter" wrote:
What does this all go to prove?  (Like “what is War good 4” - absolutely nuffin’!)

(- Say It Agin!)

U chao chi bye...
N Joy 


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