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Whose Round Is It Anyway? - Select, February 1994

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Title: Whose Round Is It Anyway?
Publication: Select
Date: February 1994


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WHAT IS THIS?

A strong spirit, which can be mixed with almost anything. Reputedly doesn't smell. but It does a bit. An Ideal ionic' and fine drink If you don't want to got full up. Or burp a lot.

"It's the best looking drink, dear and pure -just like me. I didn't drink till I was 19. When I went to university I lived in the halls of residence. which was so fucking noisy, the only way to get to sleep was drinking. There'd be big dub reggae discos and I'd be in bed after Minder. Drinking was for purely practical reasons. drink alone, which isn't maudlin. I feel maudlin enough when I wake up in the morning anyway. I get in bed, drink vodka and flick channels. It sounds sad but it's the most pleasurable thing I can think of doing. And Tuesdays and Thursdays you've got The Prisoner, EastEnders, If You See God, Tell Him and Top Of The Pops. And The Late Show... I guess I drink three quarters of a bottle of vodka a day (Christi You sad man!). I don't hate myself enough to be bombed out of my brain all day Long. !Just start at seven in the evening. I like four hours to pass slowly, till I feel my legs are dead and I can hardly move my head. It's a blur."

WHAT IT SAYS RE. RICHEY AND HIS BAND:

Alienation, despair, loneliness...yet mixed with perversely practical logic. The lateral stream of rationality - questioning our use of drink, the role of leisure In the system, exploring sensual experience over the Intellect - makes for an interesting study. An Index of the tragic nature of the human soul. Oh dear.

RICHEY'S HANGOVER CURE:

I don't get hangovers. I never stop drinking. I suppose. When I stop I get really ill for days. In the morning I wake up and do exercises, situps and push-ups?