Someone uploaded a clip to the new Google Video of me playing the solo in ‘Another Brick In The Wall’ Live in Berlin in 1990. I have mainly good memories of that show. It was a fantastic feeling being in front of 350,000 people, especially as it was so close to the real Wall which was about to come tumbling down. Cyndi Lauper sang the song, dressed as a saucy schoolgirl. I think Cyndi hates me because on the rehearsal day she saw me at my absolute worst, arguing with Joni Mitchell in bratty fashion (over credits on her CD or something trivial) and after that Cyndi steered well clear of me backstage. But it was quite a star-studded green room, what with Sinead O’Connor, Bryan Adams, Van Morrison, Utte Lemper, Tim Curry, and various Scorpions all tripping over each other. I remember Marianne Faithful and Jerry Hall off in a corner having a little tete a tete… oh to be a fly on that ceiling! I got on pretty well with Roger Waters, and I suggested that they put me in a puppet costume with 15ft arms and legs to play the evil teacher. So I was rigged up with a mountaineering harness and I climbed horizontally into the costume in a kind of moat at the bottom of the Wall while paratropers in jackboots abseiled down it all around me. They attached a wire to my harness that went up over the wall, over a pulley and down to attach to a sandbag that weighs just 10lbs less than me. All they had to do was yank on it and ka-pow! I was 60ft up the wall, thrashing wildly and screaming at the top of my lungs in a Scottish accent. I had quite a view of the Potsdamerplatz and beyond into East Berlin.
Also notable on Google Video is a very fun (and totally unauthorised!) video montage someone made themselves for “Key To Her Ferrari”. And no, that’s NOT my mother.