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Sonja Kristina
Curved Air

friars appearances 07/08/76 30/10/76

Sonja at Friars August 7th 1976 (Geoff Tyrell)

Curved Air were a pioneering rock band with a wonderful blend of classic and electronic sounds. Perhaps best known for hit single Back Street Luv, they actually made many fine albums. Curved Air are back touring again and we were delighted to be able to speak to Sonja at her home in June 2011

Thank you Sonja for talking to the Friars Aylesbury website. I think we caught you at Friars quite late on really...in 1976

We played twice that year I believe.

Yes, twice in quite close succession and Darryl Way who of course played those gigs played with Darryl Way's Wolf in 1973. It took a little while to get you. I think you've seen the pictures on the Friars website from the August 76 gig...

Yes, and I am sure there were more casual photos taken outside, on a grassy mound. I think it was at that gig.

Actually you were back at Aylesbury Civic with a legends tour in 2009 along with the likes of The Strawbs and Focus.

Yes, I remember. There was something in the local paper and a picture of me with my feathers. I wasn't well that day with flu and was lying down in the dressing room until just before we went on. I have some pictures from that gig. That was the same venue as Friars?

Yes, It was the same place you played in August 76 and you came back less than three months later at the end of October 76....

I remember doing a wicked version of Baby Please Don't Go which was to be our single and went down really well and was great to perform. When we came back for the second gig we had Alex Richman, a female keyboard player in the band as Darryl (Way), I think, had left before that gig.

By the time you came to Friars you had an impressive back catalogue as you had released seven or eight albums in about six years...

We did three with the original band and one with Eddie Jobson (who left to replace Eno in Roxy Music) and then there was a best of compilation. On Metamorphosis (on the compilation) the piano solo level goes very very low to a subliminal micro level. When Aircut was made - which that track is from, we boosted the levels on the solo as it must have been recorded too quietly. On the compilation it seems no-one listened and checked! There was a gap and then we did Live and Midnight Wire which was with the line-up with me, Darryl and Stewart Copeland and Mick Jacques and Phil Kohn who had worked with Darryl. Phil left and went back to America and was replaced by Tony Reeves who had been in Greenslade - he would have played those Friars gigs in 1976. The last album of that period was Airborne which I think was out by the time we played Friars.

Yes it was, Airborne was out then.

So yes, we had seven albums out by then.

Even considering a live album and a compilation not to mention a gap in the band, seven albums in that time really isn't bad going....!

No, and our shows were always enormously successful up until we stopped . They all sold out. I don't know if you have the attendance figures for the Friars gigs but they were cracking gigs. The first one must have gone very very well for us to be back so quickly. The last one was pretty wild.

Looking at the type of music Curved Air made and performed...there are many descriptions of the style  because of the various influences, but how would you describe it? There is a bit of everything in there, if you had to give it a tag, what would it be?

Art Rock I would think.  There are varied bands who come under prog rock-  from early Genesis to Renaissance to Gentle Giant, Soft Machine, Pink Floyd. Prog rock was progressive and often taking the music away from the familiar rhythm and blues roots. We added classical formats  with our classically trained composers who had a love of west coast and Jimi Hendrix, Spirit and Jo Jo Gunne. Certainly not all American bands but Darryl respected and liked bands like King Crimson as well. We also toured with the likes of Jethro Tull, Deep Purple, and with Emerson Lake and Palmer. I always thought they were very different from each other and different from what we we did. Darryl and Francis (Monkman) were the main writers of the band. I wrote lyrics for their songs initially. I had been a singer/songwriter and I had songs of my own but it was the third album before one of my songs was used, the one I had sung at my audition for Curved Air in the first place, Melinda (More or Less) - written when I was 18. Elfin Boy which appeared on Air Cut I wrote when I was 19.

Yes, Melinda made it on to the Phantasmagoria album didn't it?

Yes.

I think you summed it up nicely when you described yourselves as art rock. There was a bit of everything in there, a bit of fusion, classical and even a bit of folk some would say....

Darryl and Francis would hate to think there was any suggestion of folk on the first three albums as folk is not sophisticated enough in their opinion. I know there are people who have used folk themes in their music, but aside from Melinda, what did you think was folky?

I was looking at the way that other people describe or read into other people's music and in terms of Curved Air, the tags of fusion, classical, rock, prog etc have been made and folk was one of the tags thrown into the mix.

It is more recently that people have said that, they didn't give us that label at the time. I think it is because of Melinda, of course one of the influences on my own material was folk.

Quite probably, I have to say it's not the tag I'd immediately associate with Curved Air!

If you look at our YouTube statistics, the biggest hits with almost equal hits are Vivaldi and Melinda. Vivaldi showcases  Darryl and his flamboyant virtuosity and Francis's weird electronica solos. In Vivaldi, Darryl would extemporise using the latest sounds that were new to the electric violin and then Francis would do all kinds of weird bleeps and outer space underwater kind of solos. Nobody else was doing anything else like that I can remember. Keith Emerson was pushing the boundaries with his keyboards but Francis was the first person to do solos based on sound.

They were certainly different - when you listen back to some of the classic Curved Air, you never quite know where it's going to go, it was quite original I think. I think it's not surprising in many ways when you do listen back, that Francis ultimately joined Sky.

Francis has many aspects to him. He has a classical side, he loves playing harpsichord and organ. His last project was travelling around Europe and playing church organs. He delights in the natural acoustics of that huge classic instrument in different spaces. That's his thing -  sound and vibratrion and harmonics. He loves Bach and the classical repertoire. But he also loves The Grateful Dead and cosmic space-rock intuitive music played with rock musicians. He spent many months jamming with [like minded] friends, including our original (and current) drummer, Florian Pilkington Miksa.

If he (Francis) was in Curved Air now which he nearly was.......

I understand he wasn't willing to compromise?

He didn't want to do any of the old stuff at all. He just wanted to start again and be a totally new band and invent some wonderful new stuff. The problem is that Darryl doesn't like jamming, he plays with great precision. Darryl will want to present perfection, whereas Francis will see what just comes out of the chaos....

Very different processes.....

In Curved Air, Francis was very anarchic with his guitar work and other sounds from his keyboards...he was also experimenting with modulating, like putting my voice through a synthesiser by the time of Phantasmagoria. Conversely he wrote some incredible structured stuff like Peace of Mind that fly but hold your attention all the way through although they are long. Metamorphosis from Air Cut was really a homage to Francis by Eddie Jobson in that it was written for Curved Air and the chance of a long piece. And Eddie was only 17 when he did that. Darryl wrote beautifully crafted shorter pieces and I wrote lyrics with both of them (Darryl and Francis) originally and Francis then started to write on his own and I think his lyrics are very good.

We know that Curved Air are back as a going concern and we know that Francis chose not to take part, but I am trying to get my head round why he should think you should start again when he is very much part of your history. Presumably, he just didn't want to play the songs you are perhaps best known for?

It was just too conventional (for him)  to keep playing the old repertoire. Even though he will play Bach and these great composers..we had all discussed getting back together over the years and we did get back together the first time in 1990 where we played a fantastically magical memorable and perfect concert in London which was recorded through the mixing desk which was a good thing as there is a record of it.

After that I was busy doing my own projects. I've been working with Marvin Ayres in a project called MASK.

This was your main project until the band reunited again?

Yes, Marvin and I were writing and performing from 2001, so it wasn't the time [for Curved Air] to go on the road and when we finished 'Technopia', the  second MASK album, it seemed a good time to go out on the road again with Curved Air. From my point of view, we would be promoting our back catalogue and reaching people again which would be good for our solo projects as well. Whilst I thought of MASK as my main project, being out on tour created a good platform to talk about Curved Air and its history - which we are very proud of, and our current projects and ideas. We are now with a new band which is myself and Florian (Pilkington-Miksa) and some fine players. Paul Sax was my violinist when I started going out again in 1989. Somebody had heard him play and said how good he was so I got in touch with him and he came on board and learned my songs. We toured best part of five or six years during the '90's. Robert Norton, our keyboard player, is similar to Francis in that he loves performing improvised music and  creating new sounds . He has played concerts in Russia and Europe with voice and keyboard extemporisations. He is a good person to carry on that aspect of Curved Air with, sound modulation and experimentation and things like that.

They really 'get' it.....and understand what it is all about.

Paul Sax, our violinist, is as dynamic as Darryl was in his youth. He has a sense of adventure and is very free player but went to the Yehudi Menuin school originally and Robert went to the Purcell school. Both Robert and Paul began experimenting with many influences, including Curved Air, early on, having studied classically to a high level in their youth and teens. Kit Morgan is our wonderful guitarist, he really is something else. His solos are so alive with a sense of humour and danger and colour and he is a mesmerising perfomer on stage. Curved Air has changed and brought in new people and we are writing new material which will be ready when it's ready but it will be exciting to see what these new people can produce in reference to the history of Curved Air and that they grew up with Curved Air in their youth as influences, especially Paul and Robert who were Curved Air fans. The future for Curved Air with these new players won't be just about history.

The next thing with Mask....Marvin Ayres is doing projects with Martyn Ware from Heaven 17 who is similarly sonically inclined. With Marvin busy doing that, it's probably a good time to create a new Curved Air project that won't be all about the past. It will be a present concern.....

Which I think is the right thing to be really...

Yes, and we all get on really well and they are all inspiring at what they do. We are a close bonded group even though we all live quite far away from each other.

The set up you have now, whilst nodding back to the past, can also move forwards which is probably the best way really....

The first thing we create has to be a proper statement really.

Yes, I agree. With the current set up, Darryl rejoined for a while didn't he?

He was the one who got us all back together. I had a gap in MASK commitments,so it was a good time for me but then Francis dropped out. Darryl then suggested re-recording all the original stuff as he thought we didn't do it justice on the original recordings. I don't agree . I think on the first recordings, especially the first album...we were so well played in and I really like the sound on Air Conditioning. The sound on the others was really more controlled by Darryl and Francis  in the studio.

What you're saying is that re-recording some of the old stuff would add no value.....

But Darryl did [think that] so it was worthwhile doing so he could realise his vision and it was a way of rehearsing the set. Florian recorded the drums at his and I did the vocals at my place and Darryl put it all together in his studio and produced it in the way he thought it should be done. That's fine, that's Darryl's statement and is the album 'Reborn' only available from the Curved Air website or Darryl's website. He did a dance mix of Back Street Luv and some great new compositions. One new piece called 'The Fury'  is worth buying the album for - just to hear that. Reborn is really Darryl's thing but it gave us a chance to revisit and look at our music. The musicians we got together were people Darryl knew. Darryl dropped out of the touring after a few dates as he found it quite stressful, even festivals. He didn't want to travel a distance for one gig, he doesn't live to fly much or to be away from home and family for long. So he dropped out. Florian on the other hand is hungry to play and wants do as much as possible. So, we'll play. When Darryl left we needed a keyboardist and violinist so that's when I got Paul and Robert in.

There's a couple of things I'd like to ask you about as people reading this may not know about you before Curved Air. You were performing from a very young age on the folk circuit and for a short time at least you replaced Sandy Denny in The Strawbs?

Yes, 'The Strawberry Hill Boys' as they were known then and I were playing the same folk clubs and Dave Cousins had seen me play a couple of gigs and I also used to support Sandy Denny. She was a very powerful performer , beautiful and passionate -  this was before she started working with The Strawbs. Dave and I got to know each other and when Sandy left, he asked me if I would do some gigs with them. This was around the time I had started to go to college. At college I was running a folk night and Dave and the rest of guys would come down and do a spot at one of my evenings. But it wasn't the time for me to go off and do lots of gigs with them and they did all the vocals themselves after that.

Something else a lot of people won't realise is that you were in the original production of Hair in your drama period....

At my first year of college, I was out exploring a lot of the time - hanging out with the Pink Fairies and going down to the Roundhouse, and also became friends with Mick Farron and the Deviants - I did some backing vocals with them on an album. During this time I was studying, putting on the folk night and hanging out a lot. Then the college told me to take a year off....I then got into the cast of Hair. They were auditioning for this hippy musical and I was a hippy, bare footed, probably with a bell round my neck...the bell, that was the thing, almost forgotten now! When I got into the show, I realised how important it was. as it had the original New York director and the same creative team - it was an electrifying and inspiring experience for  me - a big influence on the way I write and perform . How long did I do it for? Two years and the first nine months of that I was pregnant. I took a month off to give birth to my son and stayed in the show in all for two years but I didn't want to do it forever. Some well known people now were in that cast - including Marsha Hunt, Elaine Paige, Tim Curry, Richard O'Brien, Paul Nicolas and Oliver Tobias Then in 1974 I went back into it for a few months during a short run at the Queen's Theatre in the West End. 

I believe there was a 40th anniversary reunion in America which you took part in?

Yes - that was wonderful. I was there in Golden Gate Park with  cast members from different places and tours, on the stage singing Hair and Aquarius and the choreography was basically the same across the different productions. We were all just doing what we had done before and it was fantastic. Hair itself has its own musical style as well. It's rock music but its' also quite freeform and the lyrics aren't quite rock music, more beat poetry put to music.

I've not seen much of a Hair in a very long time but I shall be revisiting it.

I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to discuss all this with you. Thank you very much for your time.

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This interview and its content are 2011 Mike O'Connor/www.aylesburyfriars.co.uk and may not be used in whole or in part without permission.

Eddie Lundon, Friars 2009. Photo Neale Wareham

 

Two of Liverpool's finest, China Crisis troubled the charts a lot in the 1980s and played Friars in 1983 for the 14th birthday party. They are back at Friars on November 27th 2009 after a brief 26 year absence. The band is still going strong and regularly gigging. We caught up with Eddie from the band and you can read about what to expect at Friars, his work with Paul McCartney's LIPA and the fact they are recording a new album for their 30th anniversary tour next year.

Friars Aylesbury Website: It's great that you're back at Friars after 26 years!

Bloody hell! It's unbelievable - I didn't realise it was so long!

It was the Friars Aylesbury 14th birthday party in 1983!

I know the venue really well, but I can't remember what it looks like inside! It's going to be a good night and with Kid Creole as well.

We know David Stopps from there and we gave Howard (Jones) his first tour.

1983 was the first big year for China Crisis wasn't it?

We did really well from 1981, we had a good run of albums and hit singles. Even from the fourth album, we had a big hit with Best Kept Secret. But from the first album (Difficult Shapes), we had African and White and Christian. 1983 Was a great year with the hit album Working With Fire And Steel and the hugely successful single Wishful Thinking but it was not our best year though, that was 1985/1986 when we had hits with Black Man Ray and King in a Catholic Style from the Walter Becker produced album Flaunt the Imperfection.

Yes, I'd forgotten how much you did after that 1983 period! Time flies! What I have said in my Friars newsletters of late is that you forget just how many hit singles China Crisis had.....

If you look in the Guinness Book of Hit Singles and stuff like that, there are ten or twelve top 40 hits. We sold about seven million albums. It wasn't just here that we were successful. It was all over we did really well.

Did you have success in America?

We did OK over there, and had sell out tours. We did well in various territories - in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Far East.

You did alright when so many British acts don't even get a sniff of success in America.....

It was good!

It took you round the world!

Happy days!

Another thing I have mentioned on my newsletters is that I saw you live last year and you were absolutely brilliant!

Thank you!  Where was that?

At the Roundhouse with OMD. I thought that not only was the crowd up for it, you and Gary (Daly) clearly were too!

We were - we thoroughly enjoyed it!

Two of the best Liverpool bands on one stage!

Thank you very much!

It could only have been topped by having Deaf School on as well!

Clive Langer (from Deaf School) produced one of our albums! What Price Paradise, which has Best Kept Secrets on it! Deaf School are playing in Liverpool again at Christmas.

I can't get to that, but will be seeing them in London in a couple of weeks.

We play Christmas gigs in Liverpool and usually play the Cavern. We do two gigs there. It's world famous...it's the Cavern and it has to be played! It's a great venue. We do two nights there because it only holds 450 people. You go downstairs to it and it freaks you out a little bit because you think if anything happens, how the hell do you get out? The the atmosphere is rowdy and good fun but looks a little dangerous! It's not the original Cavern? No, it's still a series of tunnels. The original one was built under a road and this one is just like the old one, but isn't the real one.

I've seen the recreation of the Cavern at The Beatles Story in Albert Dock.......

Last year, we went to Florida with the kids, and as you have to do, we went to the Hard Rock Cafe and they have one wall that was the Cavern! The kids couldn't get over it!

Amongst China Crisis' musical influences is Steely Dan....you got Walter Becker to produce a couple of albums.

He produced two albums and produced Black Man Ray and King In A Catholic Style. We had great times with Walter. When we did the second album with him, he was living in Hawaii so we recorded there which was fantastic!

There are worse things you could be doing!

Yes, but I couldn't surf! Couldn't crack that nut!

Warped By Success was your last album.....

It was our last studio album for Virgin Records, but we recorded another Warped By Success after that. Everything since then (1994) has been 'Best Of' albums. We have a ton of stuff we have never got round to recording which we will do for next year as it will be our 30th anniversary

You've told us first! There's a new China Crisis album on the way!

Yes, for the 30th anniversary.

Will you be doing a 30th anniversary tour off of the back of that?

Yes, as you said yourself, we enjoy playing, so absolutely.

It was brilliant as I said to see you guys enjoying yourself so much.

We keep it fresh and the musicians are great so it sounds so much better.

You have an extensive back catalogue, which we will hear in Aylesbury on Friday, but seeing you doing your best known songs, you weren't going through the motions (which I have seen from artists I won't name) which was great.....

If it was a case of doing that, I wouldn't do it as that's dishonest. People have paid good money to see us.

You've worked together for near on 30 years, but with the last 15 years seeing mainly compilation and live albums, what else have you been doing?

I teach for Paul McCartney at LIPA (Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts). I've been there quite a while. They give me time off to tour and record so best of both worlds. We've had some great students come through there and been successful - The Wombats, The Zutons, Sandi Thom......and I've been part of that.

There will be a lot of respect as you've been there and done it....

I teach songwriting (obviously!), sound recording and some of the business side. I work mainly with songwriting and performance elements.

I remember the publicity when LIPA opened.....

It is doing really well now. About 50% of the students are from abroad. The parents attitude is if you're going to music school, you are going to the best, Paul McCartney's!! It's got five recording studios and it's fantastic!

What's Gary done to keep himself busy?

He paints. He's an artist, he's actually gone down to Windsor today as he's got an exhibition going on. I'm in London tomorrow doing some LIPA work and then it's up to Aylesbury!

So we can expect to hear a best of China Crisis set on Friday....and what else? Any new stuff?

We're going to do some obscure album tracks that people won't have heard for ages and we're going to do all the hits!

It will be rocking on Friday!

We played with Kid Creole this summer at a festival in Henley. We do a fair amount of festivals.

Looking forward to seeing you and Gary on Friday, Eddie....thanks very much for your time.

Cheers

Official China Crisis MySpace

Official LIPA website

This interview and its content are 2009 Mike O'Connor/www.aylesburyfriars.co.uk and may not be used in whole or in part without permission.

Eddie Lundon, Friars 2009. Photo Neale Wareham

 

Two of Liverpool's finest, China Crisis troubled the charts a lot in the 1980s and played Friars in 1983 for the 14th birthday party. They are back at Friars on November 27th 2009 after a brief 26 year absence. The band is still going strong and regularly gigging. We caught up with Eddie from the band and you can read about what to expect at Friars, his work with Paul McCartney's LIPA and the fact they are recording a new album for their 30th anniversary tour next year.

Friars Aylesbury Website: It's great that you're back at Friars after 26 years!

Bloody hell! It's unbelievable - I didn't realise it was so long!

It was the Friars Aylesbury 14th birthday party in 1983!

I know the venue really well, but I can't remember what it looks like inside! It's going to be a good night and with Kid Creole as well.

We know David Stopps from there and we gave Howard (Jones) his first tour.

1983 was the first big year for China Crisis wasn't it?

We did really well from 1981, we had a good run of albums and hit singles. Even from the fourth album, we had a big hit with Best Kept Secret. But from the first album (Difficult Shapes), we had African and White and Christian. 1983 Was a great year with the hit album Working With Fire And Steel and the hugely successful single Wishful Thinking but it was not our best year though, that was 1985/1986 when we had hits with Black Man Ray and King in a Catholic Style from the Walter Becker produced album Flaunt the Imperfection.

Yes, I'd forgotten how much you did after that 1983 period! Time flies! What I have said in my Friars newsletters of late is that you forget just how many hit singles China Crisis had.....

If you look in the Guinness Book of Hit Singles and stuff like that, there are ten or twelve top 40 hits. We sold about seven million albums. It wasn't just here that we were successful. It was all over we did really well.

Did you have success in America?

We did OK over there, and had sell out tours. We did well in various territories - in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Far East.

You did alright when so many British acts don't even get a sniff of success in America.....

It was good!

It took you round the world!

Happy days!

Another thing I have mentioned on my newsletters is that I saw you live last year and you were absolutely brilliant!

Thank you!  Where was that?

At the Roundhouse with OMD. I thought that not only was the crowd up for it, you and Gary (Daly) clearly were too!

We were - we thoroughly enjoyed it!

Two of the best Liverpool bands on one stage!

Thank you very much!

It could only have been topped by having Deaf School on as well!

Clive Langer (from Deaf School) produced one of our albums! What Price Paradise, which has Best Kept Secrets on it! Deaf School are playing in Liverpool again at Christmas.

I can't get to that, but will be seeing them in London in a couple of weeks.

We play Christmas gigs in Liverpool and usually play the Cavern. We do two gigs there. It's world famous...it's the Cavern and it has to be played! It's a great venue. We do two nights there because it only holds 450 people. You go downstairs to it and it freaks you out a little bit because you think if anything happens, how the hell do you get out? The the atmosphere is rowdy and good fun but looks a little dangerous! It's not the original Cavern? No, it's still a series of tunnels. The original one was built under a road and this one is just like the old one, but isn't the real one.

I've seen the recreation of the Cavern at The Beatles Story in Albert Dock.......

Last year, we went to Florida with the kids, and as you have to do, we went to the Hard Rock Cafe and they have one wall that was the Cavern! The kids couldn't get over it!

Amongst China Crisis' musical influences is Steely Dan....you got Walter Becker to produce a couple of albums.

He produced two albums and produced Black Man Ray and King In A Catholic Style. We had great times with Walter. When we did the second album with him, he was living in Hawaii so we recorded there which was fantastic!

There are worse things you could be doing!

Yes, but I couldn't surf! Couldn't crack that nut!

Warped By Success was your last album.....

It was our last studio album for Virgin Records, but we recorded another Warped By Success after that. Everything since then (1994) has been 'Best Of' albums. We have a ton of stuff we have never got round to recording which we will do for next year as it will be our 30th anniversary

You've told us first! There's a new China Crisis album on the way!

Yes, for the 30th anniversary.

Will you be doing a 30th anniversary tour off of the back of that?

Yes, as you said yourself, we enjoy playing, so absolutely.

It was brilliant as I said to see you guys enjoying yourself so much.

We keep it fresh and the musicians are great so it sounds so much better.

You have an extensive back catalogue, which we will hear in Aylesbury on Friday, but seeing you doing your best known songs, you weren't going through the motions (which I have seen from artists I won't name) which was great.....

If it was a case of doing that, I wouldn't do it as that's dishonest. People have paid good money to see us.

You've worked together for near on 30 years, but with the last 15 years seeing mainly compilation and live albums, what else have you been doing?

I teach for Paul McCartney at LIPA (Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts). I've been there quite a while. They give me time off to tour and record so best of both worlds. We've had some great students come through there and been successful - The Wombats, The Zutons, Sandi Thom......and I've been part of that.

There will be a lot of respect as you've been there and done it....

I teach songwriting (obviously!), sound recording and some of the business side. I work mainly with songwriting and performance elements.

I remember the publicity when LIPA opened.....

It is doing really well now. About 50% of the students are from abroad. The parents attitude is if you're going to music school, you are going to the best, Paul McCartney's!! It's got five recording studios and it's fantastic!

What's Gary done to keep himself busy?

He paints. He's an artist, he's actually gone down to Windsor today as he's got an exhibition going on. I'm in London tomorrow doing some LIPA work and then it's up to Aylesbury!

So we can expect to hear a best of China Crisis set on Friday....and what else? Any new stuff?

We're going to do some obscure album tracks that people won't have heard for ages and we're going to do all the hits!

It will be rocking on Friday!

We played with Kid Creole this summer at a festival in Henley. We do a fair amount of festivals.

Looking forward to seeing you and Gary on Friday, Eddie....thanks very much for your time.

Cheers

Official China Crisis MySpace

Official LIPA website

This interview and its content are 2009 Mike O'Connor/www.aylesburyfriars.co.uk and may not be used in whole or in part without permission.

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