Interview with Gary Biddles (Cure Roadie)

Started by Ulrich, November 08, 2012, 14:18:52

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Ulrich

Whilst surfing the net looking for "Teamcure" pics, I found this by chance!  :)
A quick search seemed to indicate this hadn't been linked here in the Forum before.  :o

Gary Biddles (former Cure roadie and member of Fools Dance and Presence) talks a lot about his time in the Cure and with the (ex)members here:
http://www.seattlepi.com/lifestyle/blogcritics/article/Interview-with-Gary-Biddles-Cure-Roadie-and-895544.php
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PicturesOfYou

Never seen this interview before! Nice!  :smth023
There's nothing left but hope...

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Ulrich

Sad news just in: Gary Biddles has passed away.  :(
Robert dedicated "A Forest" to him at the Lima gig.

http://craigjparker.blogspot.de/2013/04/gary-biddles-has-passed-away.html
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a monument to the ruined age

PanzasCure

If Robert once wrote a song for a friend that leave the world, maybe this time he do the same thing.

I think Biddles was a good guy.

Somebody knows what was his work as roadie with the band?

Ulrich

Quote from: PanzasCure on May 15, 2013, 19:12:17
Somebody knows what was his work as roadie with the band?

Judging from the interview linked above in 1st post, I'd say he had the "usual" roadie job: carrying amps & stuff into the club (where the gig was about to happen), get things ready for soundcheck; then after the gig unplug everything and carry it back into the van.

This is a general description of what a roadie does (found on the net):
"An individual who is responsible for setting up, tearing down, and generally maintaining the equipment for a band."

QuoteHow did you end up becoming a roadie for the cure? How many years did you do that?

We were friends from way back. So they were gonna go on tour - they were gonna start the 'Seventeen Seconds' tour. I think they took me to the pub to talk about it. So I sold all my records to get some money, and then I followed them on tour. I slept on the floor, all that.. I went to Europe with them. I think I was somewhere around 17, I wasn't working. And then as soon as they started tour in Europe during the 'Picture' tour, their roadie - Click, had to go, and back then they only had one roadie. I was already there, so I became the new roadie. I worked with them from the Faith album up to The Top...

Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/lifestyle/blogcritics/article/Interview-with-Gary-Biddles-Cure-Roadie-and-895544.php#ixzz2TTXudsIA
A shallow grave
a monument to the ruined age