Follow up, Johnny The Fox , failed to capture the imaginations of their fans as successfully as its illustrious predecessor. It still features superb songwriting though, such as stand-out Don’t Believe A Word.
Brian Downey says:
“We had to cancel an American tour because Phil came down with hepatitis. When we got back to the UK, where we were living, Phil went straight into hospital. The rest of the band were screened as well in case somebody else had it. When Phil was in hospital we realised that the next album had to be written and recorded pretty quickly.”
“When you have hepatitis you have to rest and take it easy but Phil was in there recovering from hepatitis and writing lyrics in his hospital bed. When he got out after a few weeks we went straight into rehearsals. He didn’t have much convalescence!”
“We went into the studio and we knew everything back to front, we had those tunes down. Johnny The Fox wasn’t as big a hit as Jailbreak but I think the reason for that was that we had so much bad luck.”
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