quote:Originally posted by Jeremy Loder:quote:Originally posted by adidasman:It implies a subservient role, I think. A secondary role.quote:Originally posted by Crisp:
"He served us well" is what Neil said of Peter Jones--the words "serve" and "us" have always
stuck with me, and the phrase taken as a whole implies what?
This is getting ridiculous. We put the question to Mr Peter "Gryphon" Green. A man who has worked with Split Enz/CH/everything........ for some 30 years. Gryphon has stated Peter Jones was a band member. And I'd say that Gryphon would be closer to the band and know better than us. But rather than backing down graciously your trying to put your own slant onsomething Neil said. Could it be that your just taking Neil's words a bit to literally.
And like Gryphon said, just like with Tim at the farewell show CH had Peter get up on stage. So clearly Nick, Mark, Neil and even Paul wanted Peter to be part of what was at the time the final chapter of their career.
I agree with you Jeremy, Gryph's word is good enough for me.
However, maybe it's because CH took such along time to welcome Mark Hart into the House as a full band member that other Frenz are doubtful about Peter Jones' status as a full band member. I can also see Adidasman's pov that Peter Jones didn't seem to be in any promotional photos or videos after Hessie left (please correct me if I'm wrong here).
Finally I saw Peter play with the band at the Birmingham NEC on the TA tour and although he did fine, I really missed Hessie, especially when they did Sister Madly and got they got him out on a snare at the front of the stage.
Maybe it's because time has past, Hessie has past on and Matt has his own style and charisma but when Matt is drumming with CH I don't wish it was Hessie out there anymore.
But this post is moving into really sad territory so I think I will stop now.