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Written by Matt   
Sunday, 21 April 2024

With Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets getting ready to entertain again in the UK and Europe this summer, starting on June 11th in Stoke, England, Nick has taken time out of early preparations to appear on the Fuelling Around podcast.

The 45-minute episode of the automotive show where he talked about music, motors and his epic car collection, is typically entertaining.

"I thought I'd retired about 20 years ago. I think my doctor said: 'If you haven't grown out of showing off by the time you're 70, you're probably incurable'. It’s really terrific when you do get a younger fanbase. Sometimes they bring their old granny along - the clatter of zimmer-frames in the mosh pit is something to watch out for."

In the podcast, he noted that "we play Floyd songs because first of all it was a repertoire which I could just about remember, which helped. The other thing was that feeling that we wanted to capture the atmosphere of the early music. That meant it actually freed us up a bit because we didn't have to play Comfortably Numb exactly as it was played on the record. We were playing the earlier songs where it was much more about the atmosphere that went with it rather than the accuracy.

"It wasn’t me who formed the band. It was initially Lee's suggestion and the rest of the band sort of formed itself around us. We certainly didn't do anything as crude as hold any sort of tests or auditions. It was actually, in a way, exactly how bands always used to be put together, which was a few like-minded people getting together and saying 'well let's give it a go'. And that's exactly what we did."

You can enjoy the entire episode here:

 
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