Von Eric Hysteric (Same Old Song, Nr. 29, August 1980)
Eric Hysteric: Hello Geoff, have you sold any Vomit Visions EPs?
Geoff Travis (laughs): I doubt it! Which company released your record in Germany?
EH: Rock-O-Rama. It sold quite well, about 1.000 copies in three months, despite the total lack of promotion. We also sold some copies in Amsterdam.
GT: To RAF?
EH: Yes. You know your dealers.
GT: What happened to the planned Last Words Live LP?
EH: Rock-O-Rama doesn’t like the music. What about Rough Trade doing it? At least you could release an EP. We’ve got really good material.
GT: Well, maybe that’s a good idea. Could you bring me a tape?
EH: Yeah (wart’s ab, Egoldt!). Geoff, what do you think about American punk?
GT: I don’t like it that much – maybe X can change my mind.
EH: I like American punk much more than English punk.
GT: You’re mad!
EH: It’s got more power and energy!
GT: You’re definitively mad!
EH: Is that a problem?
EH: There are 5 US songs in the 10 BEST EVER POP SONGS. Sie gefallen auch Geoff.
EH: How many copies of the Germs „Forming“ did you sell?
GT: We sold about 100 copies.
EH: (verwundert) Really? Are you going to sign American bands for your American Rough Trade label?
GT: We plan to do it.
EH: Do you have the new Crime single?
GT: Not yet, but very soon, I hope.
Lahmer Laden. Dann fingen X an zu spielen.
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