Jon Toogood, who next month releases his new album under the name The Adults was featured in yesterday’s Sunday magazine. He’s noticeably candid in the interview and speaks on late nights out, collaborations with Tiki Taane, his relationship with his step-daughter and most interestingly, Shihad’s ill-fated 2001 showcase at The Viper Room, which ended the bands hopes of cracking the US.
“We saw $4 million walk out the door. We had offers on the table”, he says in the interview while recalling a troublesome moment onstage where he decided to lighten up the atmosphere with a joke about the police. It didn’t go down well, especially with the post-September 11 attitude of people stateside, and Toogood says that he couldn’t sleep for six months after it. Intriguingly though, Sunday decided to omit the joke in the story. So just in case you were curious, here you go…
“What’s the only animal with a cunt halfway up its back,”
“A police horse!”