Steevi Jaimz - Sunday, September 22nd, 2002

Interviewed via Telephone by Glenn Milligan, BA Hons CS

Glenn: Hello Steevi.

Steevi: Hello mate.

Glenn: What were your main Glam influences (in the Tigertailz days)?

Steevi: Motley Crue and that kinda stuff - back then. That's what we were basically into. Everyone said it was Poison and that's b*ll*cks. Me and Ace were into Motley Crue and it was long before they came along (Poison) and we came out the same time and just got put into that bracket. Listen to the first Tigertailz album and the first Poison album, you can tell it's totally different.

I mean, when I was a kid I was into kid I was into Sweet and stuff like that in the 70's. But as far as the influences go - for that particular record (Young and Crazy) it was definitely Motley Crue.

People come up to me, in fact this guy came up to me in my bass players music store and he was going, 'You must like this, You must like that?', and when I told him what I liked he looked at me like I was a f*ck*ng Alien. I grew up in the 70's and I like that Southern Rock…I like all kinds of stuff really. Just because I was in a glam band didn't mean I went home and f*ck*n' worshipped Poison and Warrant and all those kinds of bands that were out. I admired those when I was growing up like Ozzy and Dave Lee Roth - people like that. It's just the way I was.

Glenn: What would you say your favourite days in Tigertailz are?

Steevi: Doing the album - when it came out. When we went from up north playing to two people to doing the places where kids were right into it. That was basically the best times.

Glenn: Where would you say the band went down best? - Or was it a case that you went down well everywhere?

Steevi: Obviously, Wales was pretty Good (where the band came from). By then we'd got to play the big places there but London was always great, Nottingham particularly. Birmingham was really good and Newcastle. A lot of it was up north.

Glenn: Did you find that you were better treat up North by the venue owners or by the promoters who put the gigs on?

Steevi: Oh yeah, absolutely. One of the best gigs we did though, when I was in the band was Bristol - believe it or not. We were treated really well down there. It was packed as well. That was the last tour I did with them. That was really, really good - it was the Bristol Bierkellar. That was great but that whole tour was pretty good because the album was out and it was packed everywhere.

Glenn: Did you do a lot of support slots or did you go out on your own?

Steevi: Before the album we did loads. We supported loads of bands and when the album came out I remember we supported Vow Wow in Nottingham and Mama's Boys in Scotland - I think it was in Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Before that, basically we played pubs. When we started playing Marquee we swung it about with Wolfsbane - they always seemed to be around with us at the same time. They'd go down better than us in Birmingham and obviously, we'd go down better in London. So that was it mainly. We didn't start supporting any decent bands until the record came out.

Glenn: Who did you like supporting most and why?

Steevi: Tokyo Blade - they were probably the best actually because that's when everything took off. Vow Wow treated us like f*ck*ng sh*t. Mama's Boys, I barely remember that actually. I was far out of control in them days. I can't remember much about that to be honest.

But Tokyo Blade was good because I got the Manager of them involved with us when the 12" came out and they took us to Europe - so that was pretty good. When we came back to London the first Kerrang! feature came out with us in it. It was the very first one with colour photos and it all started taking off from there so I guess that was probably the best one - Our first major tour that we'd done. Our first time out the country - we'd never been outside England before.

Glenn: So it was a big deal to you?

Steevi: It was a big deal exactly. It was a challenge as well because we were Glam and you know what Tokyo Blade were like. We played the Dynamo Club in Holland and it was full of Thrash-heads and I came on in a f*ck*n' full pink suit with a pink leather bower. It was just manic mate.

Glenn: So you got all sorts of sh*t thrown at you?

Steevi: Oh God, yeah !!! I think the worst gig we ever did, I mean, there's been a few bad ones, was Nottingham when we supported Vow Wow. It was dreadful because we had hardly any room at the front of the stage and a skinhead and his girlfriend were gobbing at me all night long. All night!! I came off with flem in my hair and everything. That wasn't very nice.

Glenn: When you did the album (Young and Crazy) did you have a lot of stuff written beforehand?

Steevi: Yeah.

Glenn: So it was a case of just finding the right deal?

Steevi: Yeah. What it was, before that record came out because I've got some of that stuff on the record I've just brought out (Damned if I do, Damned if I don't). We did an album before 'Young and Crazy' ever came out with different stuff on it. We did that with some other songs on it and when we got signed we wrote some new stuff and obviously put that on there. The very first song I ever wrote (for Tigertailz) was with Mick (Jay Pepper) and it was 'Living Without You'. Obviously, I had stuff before I joined but 'Living Without You' and 'Shoot to kill' were the first two for Tigertailz.

Glenn: Nice !!! If you don't mind me asking, why did you actually leave Tigertailz or what was the reason for you being kicked out?

Steevi: (laughs) Kicked out yeah. I was out of control mate. I started boozing bad and just getting really out of control and obviously they couldn't par it up or whatever. That was the main reason behind it. There was a lot of things that went on. We were never really big friends and they changed when we got signed as well. A lot of egos were involved. I was probably as much to blame as anybody but I got made the scape-goat of it all and that was it really. I mean, I got 'em all that press, whether it was good or bad and in the end that ended up tying a noose around my neck, so to speak. That was the end of it really.

Glenn: What were your thoughts when they made it big with 'Love Bomb Baby' and all that sort of stuff?

Steevi: Well I was p*ss*d off because I had lost a lot of money - that was the main thing. I'd built the band up and someone else came in and basically took all my money. That was the most cheesey thing - I was back to square one basically. But, I just think that if we'd have carried on…. - well apparently the second album sold better in England than the first one but throughout Europe and everywhere else, the first one did better. So I'm told but I don't know how true that is.

Glenn: Do you get plenty of royalties for the first one?

Steevi: I did but not anymore. That was 17 years ago. Yeah, I used to, I mean, Japan and America were the best selling places.

Glenn: Do you ever have plans to re-release it at all?

Steevi: I don't know, I mean, it's not just up to me anymore.

Glenn: It's up to the rest of the band?

Steevi: Yeah, I mean, I don't even know what they're doing anymore. I mean, I talk to Ace all the time but I don't know what the other guys are doing. I haven't seen Mick since I left the band and I've only seen Pepsi a coupe of times and that was in the late 80's as well.

Glenn: If push comes to shove, could you imagine doing some more stuff with them at all?

Steevi: With them?

Glenn: Yeah.

Steevi: Oh yeah, I'd do it yeah. I don't think it would ever happen but I'd do it yeah. I mean, this I got offered that (LA Guns) club tour and I'd already got Ace back in the band with me and we were going to go out with 3 or 4 Tigertailz songs. Like 'Living without you' and stuff like that. So yeah, I'm still on good terms with him. So yeah, if it ever happened I'd reform with them but I know it would never happen.

Glenn: Because they'd probably want the 'Love Bomb baby' singer?

Steevi: I would imagine so, yeah. I don't know the deal with that. It's all bizarre. I can tell you stories about all that stuff if you were on the phone for about 3 hours but he was my best friend when I lived in Wales and they hated him - that's how weird it was. He was in another band. Me and Mick Pepper were gonna kick the boy out the band (Pepsi) and get Chink to play bass for us because that's what he was. That's how weird it was. When they got him in the band I was laughing basically because they just f*ck*d each other off in the band.

Glenn: That's damn weird.

Steevi: It was weird. Yeah, but I dunno if they are gonna back together or what. Ace always says this and that but I don't think they will. I think basically because Pepsi's - well I don't know what he does now or where he is. But I'd certainly do it just for a tour and see how it went because it's been a long time and people have changed.

Glenn: It'd probably be pretty interesting to get you and the other singer in and just chop and change songs.

Steevi: Well that's what we were gonna do. That was talked about - about a year ago and I don't know how much of it's true and how much of it's not from Ace but that's what they wanted to do. They wanted me to do the first half of the set with the old stuff and him come out and do the second half but it was at the time that I was getting ready to do that LA Guns Tour so I wasn't really that bothered about it. But they were talking about it apparently.

Glenn: So it would have been a kind of low key Van Halen type thing where you've got Roth and Hagar on the same bill.

Steevi: Yeah. The only thing I can say to you is I'd do it now because it's been too long to f*ck*in' hold grudges but I don't know how they feel.

Glenn: So you did 'The Jaimz Gang' and other bits in-between didn't you?

Steevi: Yeah

Glenn: How successful was that?

Steevi: Well when we first came out, I had a publishing deal when the 12" came out and it was going really, really well but the guy who was managing me was unbeknown to me, f*ck*ing everything up - it's got to be all this and all that. So basically I went through a load of sh*t with that and chopping and changing line-ups and things and people get sick and tired when you get a different guitar player. But at first it went really, really well. When I came back from the States, King Kobra were the band that I was really into - the original King Kobra and I was looking about to join a band and unfortunately I chose them - whichever way you look at it, but that's the way it all came about.

Glenn: Excellent.

Steevi: It was like stepping out of one thing and into another and carrying on - all be it on a lower key, you know.

Glenn: Yeah. Did you play small clubs and clubs - that sort of thing?

Steevi: Yeah. Just doing the Marquee (in London) and those types of places. When we did some supports with Sweet with Brian Connoley - not the actual original Sweet but we did some stuff with them. We supported him in London. We did some other supports - we played the Astoria and stuff like that. We were doing alright.

Glenn: That's Good. That's the main thing anyway.

Steevi: Yeah.

Glenn: And enjoying it all as well.

Steevi: Oh yeah, it was good.

Glenn: How did you get on with Brian?

Steevi: It was really good. He freaked me out because he came up to me and knew who I was and that was weird - but it was good yeah.

Glenn: You've got a deal with Starry Eyes across here (in the UK)?

Steevi: Yeah - that was just me and my mate who put that altogether. He funded the money and did all that for his own label.

Glenn: How did you sort out the deal with Perris Records in the United States?

Steevi: Well I went out to the States and nearly joined Cherry St. - so that's how I know Tom (Mathers - Head of Perris Records) and when the disc came out he was interested in it and they just started shipping in copies out there. One thing led to another and I did that Poison tribute that he brought out. I just did it to try and sell some more of my cd's but it was alright - it was good fun.

Glenn: Yeah - I reviewed that about a year since.

Steevi: Yeah, it's been a long time now. It was weird doing that in the studio because all I had was a backing track. I'd never done anything like that before. But it went OK.

Glenn: Did you get to choose what you wanted to do on that?

Steevi: Yeah, kind of. I'm not really a big fan of Poison but I did like that first album (Look what the cat dragged in) and I did like that song. I thought it'd be a good one to do. I could have done 'No. 1 bad boy' but it was a bit like, 'I've been through that before'.

Glenn: The CD 'Damned If I Do, Damned If I don't' is all different bands isn't it?

Steevi: It's all different stuff. It's all demo's - that's all that ever was. I just went in and digitally mastered it. I didn't re-master it because I haven't got the tapes but I went in there and tried to get everything sounding similar (even though it's impossible because it was recorded from '81, 82 to '94). I mean some of that stuff is pre-Tigertailz - that stuff's from China Road and Crash Terror - a band I was in with Ace in the early 80's. People just kept asking me about these demos and my friend, Dave Reynolds (who used to work at Kerrang) came up with the idea. He kept on at me and said I should do it and in the end we went in and did it all.

Glenn: If you didn't know any better than that you'd have thought it was a demo CD where all the songs were recorded at the same time because some of the sound is very, very similar. You'd have no idea really.

Steevi: Well that's just the point - that's why I put the dates on there and everything. But people say, 'Oh, it sounds dated' and I'm thinkin', 'well f*ck*n hell - some of them were recorded in 1982 - they are gonna be dated anyway'. So that's why I put the dates on there but some people still didn't get it?

Glenn: What would you say your favourite songs on the album are?

Steevi: I'd say one of my favourite songs is 'Now you're on your own' - something I wrote with China Road and that was recorded with Tigertailz. I like 'Gods of Fire' as well - that early stuff.

Glenn: Where did you get the influence to do 'Cat on a hot tin roof'? That's one of my favourites on the album.

Steevi: Well it's just one of those bubblegum pop songs isn't it. That was one of the first songs I wrote when I left Tigertailz. I think that was either the 1st or 2nd song I ever wrote with Bret and he just came up in this riff one day. It was like - do you remember a band called 'Psychedelic Furs'?

Glenn: Yeah.

Steevi: Pretty in Pink?

Glenn: Yeah.

Steevi: Well the riff always reminded me of that and I just wrote that around it really. The same with 'Kick that Habit' - it was done at almost the same time.

Glenn: After listening to some of that stuff, I get the impression you were influenced by Pretty Boy Floyd quite a bite.

Steevi: Was I influenced by them? I know what you mean.

Glenn: I think you influenced them also after listening to the material and comparing it to their 'Leather Boyz with Electric Toyz' album and I think it's pretty cool really.

Steevi: I see what you mean, yeah - it's that Glam Bubblegummy thing innit?

Glenn: Yeah.

Steevi: It's basically a pop song with rock guitars on it. That's all it is. I think 'Kick that habit' is a lot more heavier - it's more Guns 'n' Roses than Pretty Boy Floyd. But that's what was going on and that's the way we wrote stuff. I was never influenced by them. Do you remember Wrathchild?

Glenn: Yeah

Steevi: Well I think they ripped off Wrathchild a hell of a lot - I really do. That's where that kind of sound comes from.

Glenn: It's all banging stuff ain't it ?

Steevi: Oh, absolutely yeah.

Glenn: How did you assemble the band for the LA Guns Tour in 2001?

Steevi: I've worked with the guitar player Jools since the really, really early 90's when he was a kid when I did the 'Ragamuffin' demo with Ace playing drums. He found him, he said, 'I've got this guitar player'. A load of stuff lead up to it. I had a guitar player and he broke his arm, bizarrely or said he had. It was weird - everything led up - it was like meant to be. Ace said, 'I've got this kids and he likes 'Randy Rhoads' and that's one of my favourite guitar players and he (Ace) just brought him along and they'd already worked out the songs and stuff and they laid them down and I was just really happy with them. So I've been working with him (Jools) since then on and off. He plays on a lot of that stuff on that CD and Casey the drummer who I got for that tour, I've known him since '91 when I was in LA. I was gonna put a band back together with him out there or he was gonna put a band together with me because he's just left 'Night-trail' and the bass player is just someone I knew from a guitar store. My guitar player is really into this Nu-Metal - all that kind of stuff and instead of getting someone glam - because he was never really into that anyway and those days are gone and he weren't that kinda a looking guy and he was someone who was really good at what he was doing so that's how I put it together really.

Glenn: How did you get onto the LA Guns Tour?

Steevi: I paid. I f*ck*in' paid mate. I not only paid but I paid as well. If that makes sense.

Glenn: Yeah.

Steevi: I got a call from one of the Promoters who was putting it together down in London and he said, 'Do you want to do it?' and I talked to everybody beforehand and said 'Yeah, we'd do it.' Then I had to pay a grande to get on that. I thought well that's fair enough because we can sell our merchandise and stuff like that. Out of all the promises that had been made beforehand, they just one by one fell to bits. In hindsight I would never have done it but that's a hindsight to a good thing. It was good fun. I really enjoyed it but for me it was like a nightmare because I was driving everywhere, doing a gig, driving back and it was hard work but it was good fun.

Glenn: I remember you told me you couldn't sell merchandise unless you paid £40 a night.

Steevi: Yeah, it was f*ck*n' ridiculous man. To put my t-shirt on a wall, it was gonna cost me £40 and before I made any money I would have to sell 3 or 4 t-shirts. It was a joke. That tour was so weird because it all went downhill before it started with that September 11th stuff. At first it was on and then it was off and then Faster Pussycat pulled out and I knew about that months before - well not as long as that but I knew about it and I wasn't allowed to tell anybody because of the ticket sales.

Glenn: Exactly.

Steevi: So all that was going on and I'm thinking, 'Oh, this is a like a nightmare and then they weren't coming over and then they were - but it turned out ok in the end.

They didn't understand it and the guys in my band, I mean, I'm an idiot but you can't get any friendlier than the guys in my band and the LA Guns didn't even wanna know them at first.

It was only like five or six gigs we did with them and it wasn't like we were a big threat or something like that.

Glenn: Weird.

Steevi: Yeah it was. It was all a bit weird. I thought it was stupid because it was their show. We were no threat at all and in the end it was great and we got on fine but the first couple of nights like Nottingham was a bit weird. Bristol was even more bizarre because they were asking for money for f*ck*n' drum-heads and all kings of things until I thought, 'hang on, we are being treated like idiots here so I put my foot down in the end and it all got forgotten. But was just bizarre. It wasn't like I thought it was gonna be - let's put it that way. I had a great time because I hadn't played live with the guys in my band - I had a great time doing that but that aside mate, it was a f*ck*n nightmare for me.

I ended up getting on better with the bass player than with any of the others as it happened.

Glenn: Oh, you mean Muddy Stardust.

Steevi: Yeah. I couldn't stand him at first. I thought he was an arsehole and he was all weird with me and everything but at the end of the tour we were hanging out like we were best mates. It was weird. At the end of the day, they weren't arrogant or anything but they could have been a lot nicer since we were paying to be on the tour. Paying for the priviledge to support them. I didn't know how to take 'em at the end of it. I didn't know if they were taking the p*ss or being friendly, I just didn't know. The rest of the guys in my band really enjoyed it.

When on the last night in Manchester they all came out to get on the bus to Leeds to go back to the airport, they were hugging each other and all kinds of stuff. It was like we were best buddies. That's what really annoyed me. I thought, 'Why the f*ck couldn't they have been like this from day one because it would have been so much more fun like that - but there you go. I can't say anything nasty about them. Maybe it was all that stuff that had happened in the States? But my drummer was from the States but fortunately he flew in the day before that happened. He's a real friendly guy and he was trying to talk to them - maybe the fire wasn't in our place. In the end we were exchanging phone numbers. He still talks to Tracii all the time because he comes from LA. It's just me, I'm just a nasty piece of work!!

(we both laugh)

I am what I am and I can't stand all that Rock Star sh*t.

Glenn: Yeah, there's no need for it.

Steevi: No. Absolutely, not when when you've got another band with you. I thought it was all about sticking together. There's plenty of other people out there that wanna kick you down and all the rest of it. But apart from a few things aside, it was good fun. Nottingham was the best of the whole tour - for me. It was just great going back there and I just couldn't imagine all those people there as well.

Glenn: Have you got anymore musical stuff in the pipeline?

Steevi: I'm working on things with Jools - my guitar player, yeah. But we don't know what's going on at the moment - it's all up in the air. Ace wants to do some stuff with us as well.

Glenn: That's good.

Steevi: So if anything materialises out of it then and we get some kind of money or whatever, then yeah, we'd like to go in the studio again.

Glenn: Nice. Wasn't there talk of another tour happening soon?

Steevi: What with Tuff? Well all that I knew about that was that I received an e-mail, that know I know was from you about doing an interview at Rock City (Nottingham), thinkin' that I didn't know what you were on about. Then I got a phone call from this guy who used to, well kind of semi-managed us and wanted to manage us and didn't and all the rest of it and he phoned me up. We kinda blew him out in the end and when he told me about it, I didn't know nothing about it and he said, 'Come on! course you do' and I think he thought I was lying. So I really, really didn't know anything about it. Even Jools, my guitar player was sending e-mails to people saying, 'Who's in his band? What's he doing?', and I'm thinking, 'I don't even know what they are talking about.' Apparently what had happened was Stevie - cause I used to live with the guy who was the singer from Tuff - I used to room with him when I was in LA. He'd put something on his website apparently and that was unbeknownst to me. When I finally got hold of his Promoter, because he (Stevie) desperately wanted us on that tour and not being arrogant or anything - we'd have drawn a lot more people than that Shameless band anyway and I know they got that Pretty Boy Floyd guy (Steve Summers) but it would have been a good gig with the three bands.

Glenn: I know I got this mail-shot saying it would be the 'Stevie, Steve and Steevi Tour.

Steevi: Yeah, that's the one and when I got hold of the Promoter I wanted this amount of money and he agreed to everything and he got back to me and said, 'But all the advertisings been done' so that would have been another LA Guns trick trip again. There was no advertising for us and he said all the accommodation and transports been taken care of which basically meant I'd be driving again (laughs) and on and on and I just thought I'm better out of it then really.

Glenn: It's all expense and hassle.

Steevi: If it had been different to before then I'd have loved to have done it - don't get me wrong. But I didn't turn round and say that I didn't want to do it but then he started on about Danger Danger. I haven't heard from him since but apparently he wants us to do that support slot.

Glenn: Nice

Steevi: But I don't know much about them but apparently they draw a lot of people when they do go out.

Glenn: I know they played a couple of gigs in 2001 - they played The Cavern in Liverpool.

Steevi: They did one in London as well. I know that for a fact. But that's what me and Ace have been talking about. If that does come off, then me and him will get back together and we'll do a set of probably half Tigertailz (material from the 'Young and Crazy' album) and half of our own stuff.

Glenn: Nice. They've never actually done a proper tour. Just a couple of gigs now and again.

Steevi: Yeah. That's what I thought and to be honest with you I know hardly anything about 'em but my friend works for a distribution company in London and knows a lot about 'em and he said, 'To be fair that would be a better tour for you because there'd be more people at it'. So if it's all talk from this guy, I don't know. But apparently, he wants us to do that tour and when this tour's over, he might give me a call, he might not. I don't know what's happening with that - but for sure we're up for doing it - that's no problem.

Glenn: That's excellent.

Steevi: Exactly because I haven't played on stage with Ace apart from when he came on and jammed with us once, oh from way back. I haven't been on stage with him since '87. So yeah, it'd be good.

Glenn: It'd be a god bit of publicity as well.

Steevi: Oh yeah, absolutely. That's the whole reason I contacted him about this Tuff thing and I thought, 'well, if it's me and him back together and it's Tuff and this guy from Pretty Boy Floyd (Steve Summers), obviously it'll generate more attention - whether it'd be in music magazines or not. But amongst all the local following that's still around it probably would have done well - but unfortunately it didn't come off. Having not done a London show, which is weird and I don't understand that tour but there you go.

Glenn: Very Strange !!

Steevi: It is.

Glenn: What do you do as a job to bring the cah in as such outside the music biz?

Steevi: What do I do? B*ll*cks all mate ! I sit here on my arse. I've been ill for a long time. I've got diabetes now and I've been ill for about five or six years and it's f*ck*d me right up. That's why the tour was hard work. It was all the driving and all the rest of it that really f*ck*n messed me up. It took me months to recover from that.

Glenn: Did it?

Steevi: Oh absolutely yeah. It wasn't the actual going on stage - that 25 minutes or so was easy. It was all the rest of the crap that went with it - because I was driving there and driving back most nights and driving from London to Manchester and driving back the next morning and Dudley and Bristol - it was too much for me. None of the other guys could driver so it was all me. I was worried enough about going on stage because I haven't been on stage since having this illness. I was worried about that and worried about the driving and everything else and it was driving me insane. So basically, I'm a lazy sod. If something came around like this (the Danger Danger tour) then I'd be off my arse doing something. But it's different now - I'm married now and I've got a little boy. I wouldn't say I'm not as driven as I was but it's not like my only thing anymore. I can't just drop everything and f*ck off somewhere like I used to. I mean, I probably could because my Missis is right behind what I'm doing. But I'm a lot older as well now. But that's basically what it is. If something comes along like the Danger Danger or anything else for that matter then I'd jump at the chance. I'd do anything really - as long as I'm not being taken the p*ss out of and I'm paying a lot of money out for no reason.

Glenn: Exactly. Would you ever consider going out on your own if you and Ace just put something together and just advertise it around on the net or on paper or whatever.

Steevi: I don't know because since the Internet has come along everything's changed but I don't know. I'd just be worried about it all the time - us turning up somewhere and there's one man and his dog. Whether that would happen or not I couldn't tell but I've thought about it a lot. I tell ya, I've been close to phoning them all up but part of me doesn't want to make a fool of myself and a part of me doesn't want the door slammed in my face again - so it's difficult - but never say never - but that's just me speaking - not them.

Glenn: And it's hard to get the gigs - even if you are a tribute band because sometimes not enough people turn up and the venue gets arsey because your fee is like £200, playing covers or whatever.

Steevi: Even when we first started out in Tigertailz we in a little van, 5 or 6 of us - so most of us had to sit in the back with no windows and we drove from Wales to Carlisle which is a f*ck*n long drive to play a gig up there and we played it to.. I think there was 4 people there.

Glenn: F*ck*in 'ell.

Steevi: Back then I didn't care because it was good fun but I just couldn't do that again.

Glenn: It's demoralising isn't it.

Steevi: Oh it is yeah. I mean we've done that in Tigertailz. We've played to a packed house one day and you go somewhere else and there's 3 or 4 people in there. It was weird. But as far as covers and that go, I mean, Ace is in a covers band. He still lives down in Suffolk but I don't know what the other guys are doing at all. But I got stuff and I got songs if I get the right people to do it with and there's something at the end of it - but as far as that goes I haven't got any concrete plans. But I would have like to have done that Tuff tour - I'm a bit p*ssed off that we didn't do it. But there's bugger all I can do about it. I'm not chasing people around anymore - I've done all that. There's just no point and when someone wants it desperate then that's when you get the piss taken out of you. But there's a good chance of me and Ace doing something together anyway.

Glenn: Cool. I had to laugh when you were on stage at Nottingham when you had those stripey socks on.

Steevi: Oh, you mean that Iggy Pop look?

Glenn: Yeah. That's what I wrote in the review if it that you looked like a Glam equivalent of Iggy Pop.

Steevi: Well that's what everyone was saying 'So I thought Fuck it! - I might as well do that Jane's Addiction/Iggy Pop thing'. It's like if you said, 'Why won't you wear your PVC's and do this, do that', and I'm thinkin', 'We'll I did all that you know - what's different'. I might as well look a joke than to do that - at least can talk about it. So I just went on and did that. Whether I looked stupid or not - I had a good time.

Glenn: (joking) I could just imagine you walking up and down the supermarket with all that stripey stuff on.

Steevi: Yeah, or walked out (the supermarket). We did a few warm-up things with Vaughn - oh man, you should have seen them guys looking at me. It's liked I'd dropped out the f*ck*n sky. That was quite funny. But I just did what I did really. There was no reason behind it. I wasn't trying to do this or do that. I just went on how I wanted this time. I was just surprised how many people were at those shows. I just couldn't believe it to be honest with you. I did pretty well in London - but Nottingham, there was like 1300 people in there.

Glenn: And it was pretty packed.

Steevi: Oh f*ck*in' hell yeah. We played there in the 80's with Vow Wow and it was packed out like but I just thought well - The LA Guns - they were a big band but I wasn't sure what to expect and there was a lot of people into us as well and that was good - it was really good.

Glenn: I know, I was really impressed that you were playing as I really liked the 'Young and Crazy' album. It really made no difference to me that Faster Pussycat had pulled out as I liked the line-up anyway.

Steevi: Brilliant. In Bristol they turned a lot of people away - well a lot of people turned away because they were not playing and that was only 6 or 7 hundred people to outsell only but compared to Rock City there was like half the amount of people in there and it's quite a big place….Yeah, Different places, different things, I mean Manchester was packed as well. It was great up there and I've never played in that University either so that was really good. Most of the other places I'd done before.

So there you have it warts 'n' all - the words of Steevi Jaimz!!

We look forward to more from Steevi Soon

Thanks again Steevi