- 06 Oct 01
STUART CLARK talks to ALABAMA 3 about spliff, the sopranos and superstardom
“The fucking floor manager came in, saw us sitting there with a Jimmy Cliff and said, ‘Right, you lot, out!’”
An irreverent funnyman he may be, but Jay Leno doesn’t approve of Limeys smoking big fat spliffs on the set of his syndicated chat show. Thankfully, having hired a 26-piece choir to accompany them, the Leno people relented and allowed Alabama 3 to strut their acid country house stuff in front of 25 million Americans.
“Kevin Spacey was on there as well, so I said to this girl, ‘I’ve got to go and talk to him about our mutual friend Peter O’Toole,’” continues the Reverend D. Wayne Love (not his real name) in that Rab C. Nesbit voice of his. “’Peter O’Toole?’ ‘Aye, I sell him gear’, which is a lie of course, but she was dead impressed! Later on, Jay popped his head round the door and it turned out that I used to live on the street down from his Auntie’s chip shop in Glasgow!