This article was originally published in the May 1968 issue of Flip.
The "Just Like Honey" clip seemed like an anti-video. What you remember about making it?
"I don't remember much. All of our videos at that time – It seems a bit odd to say it – but we wanted to make videos like The Monkees. There'd be an episode of The Monkees, and then there'd be one of their songs and it would be a little film clip. That was a blueprint for all of the Mary Chain's early videos.
I remember the video director for 'You Trip Me Up' asking how we wanted it to be, and we told him exactly that: We wanted it to be like The Monkees. We said, 'Let's do it on a beach somewhere with guaranteed sunshine.' So we buggered off to Portugal for a few days during Easter, and it was pissing with rain nonstop. We got about 10 minutes worth of sunshine, and that's how we shot that video."
Micky and Peter perform in Rama, Ontario...
Here's a crowd shot from one of the two nights:
A big thanks to Sherri and Monkee Bootlegs for this footage from Friday's performance in Rama, Ontario, Canada.
Interview with Wayne Avers