A SNIDE KENNY GOING AROUND'
- the problem of imposters
There's a snide Kenny going around. We went to see them, heard
they were playing at Lewisham Town Hall with Mud, so we pitched
up there. Andy Walton, Yan Style and I and our wives went down.
Afterwards they were in the foyer flogging t-shirts and signing
records - don't know if they'd bootlegged the records, but they
had our pictures on and they were signing them 'Chris' and 'Yan'
and all that. So one of our wives said, 'Are you the original
band?' And they said, 'Yeah, yeah.' So she said, 'So who are those
three blokes over there then?' And they saw us and whoosh - out
the back door they went.
And then of course we went to the manager of the hall and said,
'Look we want our money back; it says they're the original band.'
And he said, 'Yeah it is.' And we said, 'No they ain't, we are,'
and showed him a photograph. And he gave us our money back. Then
we found out they were playing at Butlin's and we rang up Butlin's
and said if they appeared, we'd sue them: defamation of character
or whatever. But the trouble is the people that're doing it are
men of straw. They've got about two quid between 'em, so you could
spend ten thousand quid pursuing them and you're wasting your
I don't know how they can do it at their age - they look so stupid.
The good thing is they're promoting it: if it sells any copies
of the compilation album, we get money, so thank you very much.
But I cannot believe someone of that age wanting to do it. The
original artists you can sort of understand, but...
We did think about booking them for a party...
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