My first record, 'Sophisticated Beggar', was nothing short of a wild journey into deepest space. I had only just booted a very troubled childhood into touch, when suddenly, DING!, I was making a record. To say that I was overjoyed with the progress at the time would be a colossal understatement.
I was invited to do so by a friend of a friend who had a primitive but well organized set up in an outhouse in the garden. I ran wild and Pierre Tubbs and I made a good record. There are many enjoyable tracks and in it's own little way 'Sophisticated Beggar' was a microcosm of much that was to follow.
I still hear many of the songs being called for during performances! Unfortunately however, they have been superseded by bolder efforts which I tend to favour more in a performance. Nevertheless, I'm still proud of my first record.