In retrospect I think, that was a mistake, we arrogantly wanted to ‘do it our way’ I guess I was against it in principle at first because it seemed that they were cashing in on the movement but in retrospect I realised that they were actually pioneering the ‘Club Culture’ that was to become dominant later in the 80’s. The Batcave had succeeded in adding to the ‘new movements’ reliance on the ‘Live Show’ by synthesising it into the nightclub, the new kids loved it but sadly, by 1984 In Excelsis had missed the boat.. Things started to get complicated by spring, the costs involved in running the band on a day-to-day basis were soaring, and considering we all lived so far apart. At one point we went house hunting in Harrow to try and find a house we could all live in and set up a rehearsal room. Things became slower as the money ran down and there were decisions that had to be taken that may have involved giving up our day jobs.
By the end of the year we were at the point of no return, we had become demoralised it was then that Errol announced he was getting married and wanted to buy a house, that meant keeping the day job!. In truth, although In Excelsis had some pretty good moments, but try as hard as we did, the chemistry simply didn’t’ gel. Maybe in trying as hard as we did, we ended up trying to force the ‘In Excelsis’ horse to drink. . We had some crazy times though Mark and Errol were still friendly with Jamie and Ray from the ‘Death Cult’, they and other guys from the Harrow and Luton ‘crew’s’ would ‘romp out’ in wild all night parties in the woods.. The early risers of ‘leafy suburban Harrow would often witness a somewhat bedraggled looking crowd making their way home after such a narcotic laden romp in the woods, we were the original ‘Creeps in the Trees’" Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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