“The record label dumped us in a caravan in Aylesbury to try and write some songs and that was one that we came out with. [The This Is The Modern World album] was a little bit of a departure.
I think the record company and fans expected In The City II and while certain tracks like This Is The Modern World were In The City II, we were getting into ballads and introducing acoustic guitars. As per every album, we wanted to experiment. We didn’t want any boundaries.
"We performed All Around The World on the Marc Bolan show. I was a big fan of T-Rex before The Jam, playing on his show was a big buzz. Unfortunately it was a mime. It was going great right up to the very end where there’s a tricky drum part and Rick lost grip of one of his drum sticks and it shot off between Paul and myself. He was mortified and it all fell apart, basically. We thought we’d get the opportunity to re-record it but they ran out of time so that went out on air!”