- 22 May 17
Never mind watching your Ps and Qs, Kasabian’s TOM MEIGHAN is a rock star of the old school who treats Stuart Clark to a 1000mph discourse on Serge, Bowie, Macca, Noel, Mani, The Ramones, mental health and lots, lots more!
You can reinforce your door, board up your windows and tie down outside objects, but nothing – repeat nothing! – can prepare you for the full force of Hurricane Tom.
A new entry in my Top 10 Over The Top interviewees - the others, in no particular order, being Mani, Amy Winehouse, Shane MacGowan, David Lee Roth, Tim Burgess, Steven Tyler, Shaun Ryder, Blackie Lawless, the brothers Gallagher and Andrew WK (okay, he’s my number one) - Kasabian lead singer Tom Meighan is funny, loud, brash, talks in rapid machine gun-like bursts and maintains piercing blue eye contact at all times. He also happens to be one of the nicest people you could hope to meet; super-passionate about his band and quick to offer Hot Press anything it wants from their Olympia backstage-rider, which includes bottles of Bombay Sapphire, Jack Daniel’s and Sailor Jerry Spiced; a sweet aisle’s worth of Haribo, which could account for some of Mr. M’s hyperactivity; a mile-high pile of Walker’s Crisps – their hero Gary Lineker will be delighted - and to offset all that sugar and saturated fat, a massive bowl of hummus.
Being April 22, Record Store Day, we start by discussing the majesty of vinyl.