“I don’t examine this stuff. If it’s out of 5, I’m going to say 4.5?”
CORRECT. It’s 4.56.
“With my books, there aren’t a variety of informal readers – they’re normally individuals who actually like them. (Laughs) Not profitable sufficient to get twos.”
Any memorable opinions or issues which have been written about you over the years?
“The greatest tales are people who aren’t true. We informed a journalist on Carter’s tour bus that U2 had requested us to help them on tour – that ended up in print, which escalated to the level the place we pretended to be Bono and The Edge on an American radio present – we didn’t even hassle doing the accents! Bono and The Edge ended up requested about it and Bono mentioned he wouldn’t have anyone on shorts on their stage! (Laughs)”
“Another time, a hearsay went spherical that I’d ghostwritten Arctic Monkeys’ debut album. I loved that one – however didn’t begin it. People thought as a result of Alex Turner talked about issues from the ‘80s, he couldn’t have written it. Whenever I used to be requested about it, the reply I gave was: ‘I wasn’t allowed to speak about it’ – implying it was true (Laughs).”
Bonus query! For a half-point, what did the late music promoter Jon ‘Fat’ Beast put on to introduce Carter USM at their first comeback gig at Glasgow Barrowlands in 2007?
“A jockstrap and an apple caught up his arse?”
“Some belongings you want you can overlook!”
The verdict: 6.5/10
“I’m pleased with that! I’ve been doing web quizzes with Fruitbat and some buddies, and I all the time come final or second to final.”
– Jim Bob’s newest solo album, ‘Pop Up Jim Bob‘ is accessible now by way of Cherry Red