Now, we all know that pop music is not going to save the world but it does, undeniably, create a filing system for the memory banks.
If parts get too boring just fast forward – all the way to the end if need be.
The celebrated, of course, are apt to fall into a world of drugs, drink, broken marriages and bankruptcy but even this is given the glamour treatment instead of the squalid misery that it is in reality. The majority of Number One’s are achieved early on in the artist’s public career and before they have been able to establish reputations and build a solid fan base.
Mind you, it’s a myth that many band members want to believe themselves. There is no place for the nostalgia of the four lads who shook the world or the last gang in town. I repeat, take Top of the Pops to your bosom and learn to love the platform that matters the most.
This only festers and grows proportionately as the band gets bigger and no band ever grows out of it.
All bands end in tantrums, tears and bitter acrimony. That said, it can be very helpful to have a partner, someone who you can bounce ideas off and vice versa. that you will convince the largest cross section of the British public to go out and buy your record.
After that do whatever you do on a Sunday evening but before you go to sleep that night you are going to have to come up with a name for your record company. From now on every time you telephone someone on business remember to give them your name and the company you are from (even though it’s only you). People waste a lot of time, effort and money having stationery produced when getting a new business off the ground.
People in the late eighties can see through the smart graphics.