All You Gotta Do Is Hustle

Tom Courtenay has just said to Pattie Boyd, while walking Thameside in the rain in 1966, ‘Yeah, so actually my favourite way of getting kicks is to go down town and hustle chicks’, and Pattie has replied ‘You what pal?’ Leaving Tom to dig his way out of the whole Beaver Patrol problem.

The original of yesterday’s Poppies cover.

Beaver Patrol

My Favourite Way Of Getting Kicks

There’s a grebo reunion package tour about to do the rounds- Jesus Jones, The Wonderstuff and Pop Will Eat Itself. Steady, don’t rush off to Ticketmaster all at once. If Jesus Jones were playing in our back garden I’d pull the blinds down and turn up the TV, and The Wonderstuff would probably turn the bar into a giant magnet but I’d quite enjoy PWEI. I saw them in my first term as a student at Liverpool University and they were dead good fun. I’m sure I’m not the only one who didn’t know Beaver Patrol was a cover until much later as well (Shadows Of Knight, 60s nugget band). Beaver Patrol is of course infantile, purile and sexist. At the gig, autumn ’88, I was talking to a grebo girl I quite fancied. I was wearing a bandanna (around my head) and a white shirt with a waistcoat. Thought I was cutting quite a dash. I only realised later that several times I’d referred to PWEI’s Clint as Clive. Although maybe it was the bandanna that damaged my chances more.

Beaver Patrol