My favourite part of the live set was playing Motorhead’s ‘Bomber’ followed by ‘Spitfire’, it was fantastically noisy, energetic and enjoyable to link the two songs and recreate our own bit of World War 2 on stage and it went down like a cold Snakebite on a hot day.
If my memory is correct this photo was taken in a recording studio near Marble Arch and we were using some of Motorhead’s studio time.

Kim and me were recording our single ‘Look Don’t Touch’ and Philthy was playing drums for us.

image of Beki, Philthy and Kim in the studio
Beki, Philthy and Kim in the studio
The first time I met Philthy was at Ritz studios in Putney where Kim and I were rehearsing the single. The line up included Tracy Lamb on bass and Nick Lashley on guitar.
Philthy was wearing a neck brace at the time and looked like a total mad man, if I recall correctly he’d broken his collar bone whilst being swung around by one of the Motorhead roadies.

He was playing am electronic kit through the PA and it was excruciatingly loud and after about ten minutes I began to fear for my ears and I rather timidly asked if he would turn it down. I expected a tirade of abuse but he was very gentlemanly and did in fact turn it down.

image of Vice Squad Spitfire VS Bomber back cover, CD, sticker and badge

The lyrics I’d written for the B side ‘Drop ‘Em Or Die’ were so sexist that Lumpy and Stinky (From my band The Bombshells) got the hump but good old Philthy said why shouldn’t we be sexist as men got away with singing sexist lyrics about women all the time.
The single was never released because the record company went under (surprise!!!) but it was actually rather good.
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