(left) made the girls scream when he played Man Of
Many Faces with the band.
Christie have a new album out soon.
CHRISTIE IN HELSINKI
Instruments and amplifiers worth
of millions were broken, food was hard to find, and
Vic wants a Finnish girlfriend!
HYSTERIC girls, rain, and an excited audience
of 7000 young people awaited Christie's concert at
When they pop kings arrived,
because of the rain damage to their equipment, they
even had to borrow guitars and amplifiers from another
"Let's talk about something
else than difficulties or rainy weather, said
Vic Elmes. "For example, about girls, continued
"Though we are not going
to marry for a long time, said Paul Fenton,
who showed in the Helsinki concert many adroit skills
with the drum kit.
It has taken about 10 years
before Yellow River made
Christie world famous.
And now another succes followed
Vic: I would like
to travel to India, shoot tigers and live as a maharajah.
And I could play football every day. I give my whole
soul to the thing I love, not a part only. When I
rehearse, I play my guitar for hours and hours without
feeling myself tired.
Suosikki: Do you
like the luxuries when you want to live as a maharajah,
while the world around you is starving and dying without
Vic: I have a
Jaguar X16 and I like to drive it with abeautiful
girl beside me. Is that luxury? I´d like to
give roses to girls I like. Maybe I must have always
roses with me.
Suosikki: What don't
Vic: Hurrying. Then I
get nervous and I smoke too much. I don´t even
want to be staying awake for days while touring. Now
I´d like to sleep two days and after that it
could be very nice to go to good lunch with a beautiful
Suosikki: Those other
members of the band aims to stay not to married, so
that working is now more important than girls. What
do you think?
Vic: Just now it's time
to make music, but after this tour I´d like
to get married. Family could give me feel of being
in safe, feeling that I belong in common with a person,
Suosikki: Are you still
free, or do you have someone ... ?
Vic: We all are free.
But what if a beautiful Finnish girl was my friend.
It´s good if the girl is sweet, but I also listen
to her voice, way of talking, her heart and wisdom.
It´s difficult to explain but I will know when
I meet her.
Suosikki: Did you
know that Yellow River
stayed over one year on the top of the charts?
Christie together: When
we are going to get a Finnish gold record?
Suosikki: Why didn't
you play rock?
Jeff Christie: Everyone
else plays it nowadays. There's no reason why we couldn't
do a rock LP, but we want to be as we are.
Suosikki: What would
you like to do, if it's possible.
Jeff: We want to visit
Suosikki: Why, are you
fans of Mao?
Jeff: No, but the famous
Yellow River or Yangste Kiang is there. We´d
like to wisit that place.
Suosikki: Do you want
to perform in Finland once again?
Vic: Sure! I think it´s
not possible that every time we could face such difficulties
again. And we didn´t see the Midnight Sun. We
´d come to Finland again, very likely.