BUFFALO - Aussie Legends Reissue Program Complete Page 4
by Martin Popoff
"Our management wasn't particularly strong at the time either," continues Dave, "so we went, 'Well, maybe we should try something else.' So we split up. And then Phonogram got us back together by saying 'Look, you've got an album about to come out and Black Sabbath is going to tour, and maybe you can make a good double package with them, because you're on the same record label.' So we thought, well, at least we'll do the shows. In fact, I didn't even get to see Black Sabbath play, because we did our support slot, and I was actually already in another band at that time. And I would run from the gig that we just did, get in the car, rush up to the other gig and play with the other band until three in the morning. So I never got to see them play. I don't know if that's such a terrible thing, in many ways. The interesting thing is, that people come up to me, and I still have them come up to me even now, and talk about how they saw us in their school days or whatever, back in the '70s. It's amazing to me, still, that people have such closely held memories about these particular times in their lives and the bands that they saw, that still loom so large in their lives. But I still have people come up to me and say, 'Man, I remember when you guys played with Black Sabbath, and you f**king blew them off the stage.' Now, obviously, these things are very subjective and I don't think for a minute we ever blew them off the stage, but it's interesting people had that perception..."
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