|"Life was so chaotic and insane and depressing. I just wanted to cheer myself up. I really did."|
|"I don't believe everybody has to steal from the past to go forward. That's an easy way out. I've always tried a little bit harder."|
I'll Get You, Butler!
The CV-so-far of Britain's most in-demand guitar god
Reputedly ill-starred demo session conducted sur le continent. Came to abrupt halt when former All About Evestress accused Butler of possessing diabolical tendencies, to which guitarist retorded: "I'm not the anti-Christ, I'm Bernard."
Following in footsteps of Johnny Marr and Terry Bickers (ex House Of Love), Bernard invited to "lay down" guitar track to Bry's version of John Lennon's Whatever Gets You Thru The Night. As yet unheard.
Co-wrote, produced and played on B-sides of If You Could Love Me single, Hope and Despair and Insider Dealing. Recorded at Butler's home studio, Bernie's Buttons. Always up for a bit of "live action" eith bequiffed friend.
Co-wrote and played on Sugar Coated and played on It's All Over Now, both from her latest album, I'm With Stupid.
Recorded two backing tracks, Change and a "Stooges-esque" Beat The Clock, which, following vocal tracks recorded by Mael brothers in America and subsequently mixed by Butler in Blighty, will appear on Sparks tribute album to be released later in year. Also remixed Sparks's (When I Kiss You) I Hear Charlie Parker Playing, retitled Bernard Butler's Fashionable World Of Fashion Remix.
Always considered a temporary arrangement; two singles mushroomed into album project at record company's behest.
Plays on three tracks on Scottish siren's forthcoming album.
Contributes "an unmacho anti-solo" to the Febuary-pencilled single, Woman.
Due for '96, Butler is loath to talk about next collaboration with someone "very famous and renowned for being extremely difficult to work with". (Sound familiar?")