Monkey: south america is a favorite at the moment, we have only been playing there for about three years but its always been good, people are lovely and not bad to look at
Tx Punk: What's your favorite song to play live?
Monkey: it changes from time to time, right now its "i am yours"
Tx Punk: What's your favorite incident/tour story/memory of being in The Adicts?
Monkey: to many, confrontation with venezuelan money launderer, coloumbian brothel, go go boys hit sao paulo, stranded in austrailia, one man and his dog at glasgow show, youth club punch ups across suffolk, offending the label in japan, crashing the van , missing the flight, getting lost, getting laid - its all about creating incidents really
"Anthony Burgress or Stanley Kubrick"(referring to A Clockwork Orange)
Monkey: tricky, but without burgess theres no kubrick version, and without kubrick theres no iconic imagery, -no whites and bowlers in the book- look like this one is going to penalties
Tx Punk: "Has Monkey ever taken the stage without makeup or costume?"
Monkey: yes, i didnt start that until sometime in 1981 i think, after songs of praise came out, since then i can only remember one show when i didnt slap up, some squat in germany in the mid 80s, a shit hole that we didnt want to waste another second or swirl of eyeliner in
Tx Punk: Why 27? How did that become the semi official number of The Adicts?
Monkey: really comes from a group of friends in ipswich, a saying was coined, "you're talking 27 piles of crap" meaning bullshitiing, we then started to notice the number 27 all around, and you will too now, its also a top age for rock stars to die at
Monkey: unfortuanately that trivia tidbit is no longer true, mel hasnt played with us for a year or two now, but we still have 75% original, advice is ensure you are absolutly useless at everything else so parents , wives etc will support you no matter what because its the only hope in hell they have that you'll one day make something of yourself
Tx Punk: Any last comments?
Monkey: not yet