from 'Ten Imaginary Years'
On 6 May, Easy Cure played their first proper gig at The Rocket, a local Crawley pub.
Robert: "It was Sunday lunchtime and we realised Amulet were supposed to be playing that night and that they couldn't make it for some reason so we just phoned the pub and asked if we could play instead. We realised we needed to play in front of a real audience at some point so we rehearsed all afternoon and went and played. We went down quite well and they asked us back and, within two or three months, we were pulling about 300 people because there was no-one in Crawley who'd ever done anything like what we were doing. We had a really drunken following, and we were really just a focal point, an excuse for people to go out, get really drunk and smash the place up!"
"Whenever we played, we all thought it was awful - there was loads of feedback and you could never hear anything except Porl's guitar. That's the only reason we kept getting rebooked, because he became the local guitar hero!"