From Out Of Nowhere
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Longtime UFO champion Eddie Trunk told to muzzle it about his long time love for the band. Radio and television personality Eddie Trunk has made no bones about the high regard he holds for English rockers UFO but the band has finally said enough in an exclusive interview with From Out Of Nowhere.
“A few years back one of our mates in the US told us there was this long-winded chap on the radio that kept talking about how great our band is.” States UFO front man Phil Mogg. “We were fine with it at the time; we didn’t have much of a label presence stateside and if a fan of ours was in the position to champion the band, then we were all for it!”
On a quick stateside run, the band finally got a chance to meet Eddie in person and talk with him. Phil told us, “He seemed like a nice enough fella, a bit chatty and seemed to have an opinion on everything, but after working with Michael (Schenker) I was pretty much immune to that sort of thing. He was in a grand mood until we went to give him a t-shirt for his troubles. We didn’t have any shirts in his size and he got a bit bummed out.”
All was fine until a recent record company audit showed some disturbing tallies. “Our records sales really dropped off in America, much more than other artists of our genre, so our label did some demographic studies of some sort.” Phil continued, “The studies showed that the more Eddie talked about us, the worse our album sales got. It turns out that this bloke annoys the shite out of most hard rock fans and when he would continually talk about our band, people would take out their frustrations by not buying our records. I’m all for people liking us, but when it starts cutting into our finances, it’s time to cut bait."FOON asked the band for a statement and they replied, “UFO would like Eddie Trunk to shut up already about us. We want people to enjoy or dislike us on our own merits. We have enough problems trying to obtain visas for various band members to enter the US; we don’t need some bloody yank screwing up our business even worse. As a band, we would like people to know that it’s not our fault that Eddie Trunk loves us.”
We here at the Back Pages extend our sympathies to Bryan Adams newborn baby. From Out of Nowhere and Back Pages understand that millions have endured great suffering due to the music of Bryan Adams and we pray that a child welfare agency steps in and places the child in the home of someone better able to care for it. If anyone knows how to reach Angelina Jolie, now would be a good time.*****************
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