(from 4Q Diaries) – A bodge of an evening, Cumi refused to come because he had the ‘flu, so Neil had to double up & sing as well. The promoters were caught fly posting so advertising was at a bare minimum & the PA was shite.
Cumi’s absence gave Neil & Wayne the opportunity to rib him behind his back…
This could become a regular thing; 2 excellent 4Q gigs on the run. 4Q had quickly adopted the knack of finding venues who would be prepared to put them on or, as in most cases, were unaware what they were letting themselves in for. You’ll notice if you look down the list of gigs that there were not many venues who actually (knowingly) put 4Q on a 2nd time. The Grand Hotel were another one of those unfortunate venues.
(from Turquoise Coal website) – The only official Lungs release during their lifetime was a calendar, entitled “Bloody Hell! it’s 1988” which featured 366 reasons for a party, together with 12 portraits of the group. They appeared on two compilation cassettes, Central Slate’s “Burning Down The Chapels” and one put out by the late Welsh studio wizard Les Morrison, and had a retrospective “best of” entitled “Bloody Hell! it’s The Lungs” released some years later on Central Slate Records, originally as a 9 track cassette and later as an expanded CD reissue featuring 20 tracks.More