Jim Jim & The Jims – The Chatsworth Hotel Hastings 5th Feb 1980

15. 5th feb 1980. jims

A Tuesday Night in Hastings in February 1980 and always a packed house for Jim Jim & The Jims.

Pete Prescott… Amazing band.Only played for a year. Ray Fenwick Pete Shaw Dermot Murphy Andy Caine Andy Qunta and me. Then later we were joined by Terry Pack and when they were around Wes Magoogan Steve Kinch Tony Qunta and Tich Turner.one or two gig had ALL of the above. Someone said it sounded like a fire in a pet shop! I did get a bit bored by the very long solos (at the beginning the songs were shorter And snappier).one blues jam lasted 27 mins! but such a great band. Amazing players. A lot of fun !

Andy Qunta… Fire in a pet shop, Pete? Ha ha! Great!

Ernest Ballard… Remember all the Jims well.

Andy Qunta… Funnily enough I was just listening to a recording of the Jims that someone (Pete Shaw I think!) kindly sent me. What a great band, and so much fun! When’s the reunion gig, fellow Jims?

Martyn Baker… They were a great band to see and hear live, but I still curl up with laughter, remembering various members of The Teenbeats worshipping Ray’s guitar solos! Loved it all.

Mark Gilham… Comedy Gold. Wish I’d have been there.

Phil Gill… Mark, it was comedy gold. Ray called them babies. They did the “We’re not worthy!” routine 20 years before Wayne’s World.

Pete Prescott… The teenbeats were bit unhappy with Ray one night and the piss taking got out of hand. Ray was playing the intro to Smoke On The Water ha ha ! The local paper mentioned it. I have the clipping somewhere. Ray played some amazing guitar in that band. In the studio he could be a nightmare but he was responsible for some great music and recordings at that time. I would love to sing with him again.

Martyn Baker… As a disinterested member of the audience that night in the Chatsworth – I found it hilarious Pete! The music was fab though!

Pete Prescott… I have the same tape Pete gave to Andy. Good memories. Smoke from a distant fire by the Sandford Townshend band. What a song !

Andy Qunta… Yes, that was a really fun song!

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