Lillywhite fears The Gav

The second part of producer Steve Lillywhite’s interview with U2.com contains this priceless quote.

“Dublin in the late Seventies was not the vibrant, multicultural city that we have now. I used to hang out with Adam a lot. We were the party boys. Larry and Bono and Edge were into their own thing. These very strange guys with make-up would come into the studio and never say ‘hi’. They weren’t from the side of the street where you were taught the social niceties of life. I was scared stiff of Gavin Friday, and still am.”

To which we can only say: Steve, you pussy!

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30 thoughts on “Lillywhite fears The Gav

  1. Just for the record. If you can’t cope with the word pussy, or anything else we wrote in the article above, you’re out of luck. We won’t be changing it. We’re quite happy to use the language WE want on OUR website.

  2. Just for the record. If you can’t cope with the word pussy, or anything else we wrote in the article above, you’re out of luck. We won’t be changing it. We’re quite happy to use the language WE want on OUR website.

  3. Heh, I can sort of understand the complaints about ‘pussy’ eventhough it isn’t used in the cunt-sense of the word here. Check the dictionary.

    But someone complained about my calling Gavin ‘The Gav’. I’ve known Gavin 15 years and talk to him more often than I talk to most of my other friends and family. I can call him anything I like and trust me, he calls me anything he likes too. *grin*

  4. Heh, I can sort of understand the complaints about ‘pussy’ eventhough it isn’t used in the cunt-sense of the word here. Check the dictionary.

    But someone complained about my calling Gavin ‘The Gav’. I’ve known Gavin 15 years and talk to him more often than I talk to most of my other friends and family. I can call him anything I like and trust me, he calls me anything he likes too. *grin*

  5. I /was/ going to reply “Yes we would and have” to that, but thought better of it :-]

    I think it’s kind of cute, but don’t particularly fancy spending much more time answering email about it, hence the initial message.

    It still amazes me to see what people can get worked up about though. Can you imagine what it must be like running, say, U2.com

    OMG. Nightmare! It’s nice to be unofficial :-]

  6. I /was/ going to reply “Yes we would and have” to that, but thought better of it :-]

    I think it’s kind of cute, but don’t particularly fancy spending much more time answering email about it, hence the initial message.

    It still amazes me to see what people can get worked up about though. Can you imagine what it must be like running, say, U2.com

    OMG. Nightmare! It’s nice to be unofficial :-]

  7. Wow, pussy and cunt-sense in one post. Nice to see the irreverent side of U2log again, I like it. This site started out with more humor like that, and I’ve missed it. Keep up the good work, you sorry rat bastards.

  8. Wow, pussy and cunt-sense in one post. Nice to see the irreverent side of U2log again, I like it. This site started out with more humor like that, and I’ve missed it. Keep up the good work, you sorry rat bastards.

  9. Off topic…

    Not too long ago, Gavin said he wouldn’t mind being made Count Friday. (long story)
    Bono answered: ‘Well, you’re already one letter away from being one.’

    *grin*

  10. Off topic…

    Not too long ago, Gavin said he wouldn’t mind being made Count Friday. (long story)
    Bono answered: ‘Well, you’re already one letter away from being one.’

    *grin*

  11. To ~e, I say, you go girl!

    Uh, Caz, why would someone complain about “the Gav”?

  12. To ~e, I say, you go girl!

    Uh, Caz, why would someone complain about “the Gav”?

  13. reminds me of the ‘controversy’ surrounding the drawings in Peter & the Wolf… people were so offended by the pussy in that, too.

  14. reminds me of the ‘controversy’ surrounding the drawings in Peter & the Wolf… people were so offended by the pussy in that, too.

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