From Wendy and Graham Britten:
Jake Burns in conversation
with Alan Parker in 2001 on recording Hanx at Friars Aylesbury:
"Friars was a wonderful wonderful venue. I still have
incredibly fond memories of the place. It was one of those magical small
gigs in a small town yet it was run as if it was Madison Square Gardens.
Nothing ever went wrong and everything ran incredibly smoothly. They were
such nice people"
and on the Wingnuts 1982.....
"They (Friars) were such trusting
people...[we had bought some plastic masks].....we managed to convince
them we were a band from Ohio called the Wingnuts and we went on and
supported ourselves ! It was only when we started playing nonsense like
Tiger Feet that the audience realised who we were and stopped throwing
stuff at us!"