(from 4Q Diaries) – On 3rd August Paul Puke called Cumi to say that he couldn’t play a gig the following day, so Cumi sacked him on the spot, which was odd because Paul was the founding member of 4Q. Nevertheless Neil backed Cumi’s actions & 5 days later they auditioned 16 year old Matt Vinyl. However 2 days before this gig, Matt called to say he couldn’t do it as he felt he wasn’t good enough. Neil played him some of the old 4Q tapes which convinced Matt he had nothing to worry about!!
In a hired Luton van at 20 miles per gallon, with the wind & the traffic against them for most of the 286 mile journey, 4Q took 9 hours to reach Brighton, arriving just in time to soundcheck.
“It was one of the memorable gigs,” remembers Neil, “both we & the crowd were in the same mood; one of anarchic pisstaking. We had the confidence to really leap about having found a new lease of life thanks to Matt. His solid drumming meant that even if I lost the song for a second after jumping into the crowd or something, he would be there to back me up & keep the song on track.”
The gig was a great success & fantastic to watch, earning the band many new friends.
|Not Now Not Never||2.57|
|God Save The Queen||2.09|
|CUMI PANTS||NEIL CRUD||WAYNE THE BASTARD||MATT VINYL|