1977 interview


Never known for modesty, Marc said “I picked The Damned to tour with me because I wanted to put the best of the established bands against the best of the new wave bands, so we’ll see who can out-punk the other every night” (source: interview with Phillip Crawley published in The Journal, March 18, 1977). In another interview he claimed that he picked The Damned to tour with them because Captain Sensible had the good taste to wear a T Rex t-shirt. Pictured: Marc with Dave Vanian of The Damned, 1977.


I like antiques, I love old things. I must be very old underneath because I love beautiful old things.
I love dancing. I love most of all writing songs. I love animals!
Jenny. Jennifer. I’ve had her for 8 years. I got her way before I had any money, I didn’t have nearly enough money to buy her for a hundred dollars at 2 weeks old or 3 weeks old.”

In a 1977 interview that was never publicly released in it’s entirety, Ted Bundy maintains his facade of innocence. He refuses to accept the fact that he may be given a death penalty, and presents himself in an extremely self-assured way. When asked to consider the possibility of being put to death by means of a firing squad, Bundy arrogantly replies:

“ I think I stand about as much chance of dying in front of a firing squad or in a gas chamber as you do being killed in a plane flight home…let’s hope you don’t.

The story behind Savoy Truffle:

“Savoy Truffle on The White Album was written for Eric (Clapton). He’s got this real sweet tooth and he’d just had his mouth worked on. His dentist said he was through with candy. The truffle was some kind of sweet, just like all the rest– cream tangerine, ginger sling– just candy, to tease Eric.”

George Harrison for Crawdaddy Magazine, 1977.

You get used to being a rock and roll singer in high heels and tight trousers. And this ballet stuff is hard. On the one hand, we’re delivering very rough rock and roll, and then I have to look graceful wearing these tights. Because they look perfectly dreadful dear, if they sag. […] During the sound checks I do some ballet exercises. You should see it, the crew dies laughing.
—  Freddie Mercury, Hit Parader interview 1977.