Jet Black, interviewed for the
Friars Aylesbury website in 2011:
I can confirm that Friars is
the only gig in the band's 37 year history where a bottle landed on my head and
broke into a million pieces. I've been like this since then. Thanks Friars!!
Gary Leeson, Friars fan
was not only the scene of some of my most happy musical memories it was
also the scene of one of the most embarrassing moments of my life.
After a fairly
unmemorable set by Roogalator I had to heed the call of nature, so headed
downstairs to the toilets, they were crowded with fans having a last
minute wee before the Stranglers came on.
Job done, I picked
up the loose loo roll and horrors of horrors it fell from my grasp and in
classic slow motion, bounced off the end of my boot and rolled out under
the door. The noise outside the cubicle subsided for a few seconds before
the cheering, sniggering and laughing started, my street credability
evaporated in seconds. Luckily I still held the end of the loo roll and
slowly started to reel it back in to the sounds of course and witty
remarks together with banging on the door as fans made their way back to
so embarrassed that I didn't leave the cubicle until the Stranglers
were well into their set. I found my mates who all assumed that I
had passed out in true rock n roll style some where in the Civic, I
never did tell them the real reason for my disappearance.
writing for the Friars Aylesbury website in 2011:
Last week I reminded Hugh
Cornwell that he said to the audience "If you don't like us tell
your MP. What'll he do? Nothin'" He was amazed that I could remember
it word for word. He was actually very nice and chatty...not the
aggressive angry young man I remembered