And who else is in Primal Scream?
And that's like nine of you, isn't it?
And you've all made it into Canada successfully?
So Mani, how was the airplane trip over here for Primal Scream? Was there anything crazy 'cause we've heard those rumours, you know, of like Bobby having sex on an airplane with Kylie Minogue.
Perfect for the pressbook, then!
Are you going to come to Vancouver, BC, Canada? How come there is no Vancouver gig? I am phoning you from Vancouver.
I was just thinking, it would be a great place to play, because on the song "Kill All Hippies," from your new LP Exterminator, you guys sample Dennis Hoppers' movie "Out of the Blue"-
-and that movie was filmed in Vancouver.
Do you remember the band in the movie, "Out of the Blue" at all, Mani? You've seen the movie, haven't you?
Yes, it was the Pointed Sticks, they played the song "Somebodies Mom" in the movie, and they were actually signed to Stiff Records in 1980, flew over to England, and even recorded with Nigel Gray, but their album never came out on Stiff, 'cause there was something about Nigel Gray not liking them too much.
How into punk were you, Mani? How punk were you back then in the day?
Did you ever see like Slaughter and the Dogs, the Drones-
Were there many punks from your hometown, Failsworth, at all?
Any other bands? Like you mentioned Slaughter and the Dogs....
So, back then, Mani, were you wearing brothel creepers and drainpipes?
That's when you were hanging around Ian Brown a lot. Was he like a full-on Mod scooter gang guy?
Was he into like The Squire, and the Jam, and the Prisoners and all those-
Is Ali-G, the punkest guy in England right now? Mani, of Primal Scream? Oh man, he's dope. I'm telling you it's so clever 'cause it's a Jewish kid pretending to be an Asian, pretending to be West Indian kinda thing. He 's a funny guy, man. He's completely unique, man.
Do you think Mani, that the Happy Mondays are as talented as they think they are?
Is it true that Mark Day from the Happy Mondays now sells encyclopedias door to door in Manchester?
Mani, Is Manchester still known as "Gunchester"?
Playing in Manchester with Primal Scream, have you had any celebrities come out to the gigs? Like has Curly from Coronation Street come out-
---to see Primal Scream?
How about any footballers? Like Curly, he's a Man City fan, isn't he?
What's the most obscene chant you've ever heard about Posh Spice at a Man United game?
Can you do any Barmy Army? Any Barmy Army? Can you do any Barmy Army chanting right now? You know, any little Barmy Army chants for us?
Mani, of Primal Scream?
Mani of Primal Scream in action! Have you ever shook Tony Blair's hand?
Why do you feel that way about Tony Blair? Like, wasn't he at one time the saviour of Britain?
Didn't he want to have his little lackey to become mayor of London?
So, Mani, what is happening with the Satpal Ram situation? Maybe you could explain a bit about this please, because not everybody knows a lot about it. I know recently Vice Magazine had a little thing about it, but what is the Satpal Ram situation, for people that don't know?
And you guys have been raising money to try and get him a proper lawyer?