Last Word: Ian McLagan

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  • 31 July 2008
Ian McLagan

'Mac' to his mates, Ian McLagan is the veteran of The Faces and The Small Faces, now crowning four decades of rock'n'roll with The Bump Band. He climbs down from his tractor to bad-mouth the president and knock back a pint of Guinness

First record you ever bought
Muddy Waters at Newport 1969.

Last time you were chatted up
St Louis, 3 July, 2008.

First film you saw that really moved you
The Blue Lagoon.

Last lie you told
Too many to mention, and mostly white lies.

First movie you ever went on a date to
The Magnificent Seven.

Last time you cried
This morning.

First thing you do when you've got time off work
Climb up on my tractor and mow.

Last great meal you cooked
I don't think anyone would confuse my cooking with a great meal.

Last extravagant purchase you made
1960 Wurlitzer electric piano from the internet.

First crush

Last book you read
The Road by Cormac McCarthy.

First great piece of advice you were given
'Do it now!' – my dad.

Last time you were star struck
July, 2008 when I recorded with George Porter of the Meters.

First thing you'd do if you ran the country
Put George W Bush on trial for treason.

Last meal on earth – what would it be
Curry and a Guinness.

First song you'll sing at karaoke
I don't do that.

Last time you exploited your position to get something
I do it all the time.

First time you realised you were famous
Girls screaming.

Last time someone criticised your work
Last week. I don't understand why anyone would waste ink on a bad review. It just shows ignorance.

First three words your friends would use to describe you
A jolly fellow.

Last time you made an impulse buy and regretted it
Don't remember.

First concert you ever attended
The Fleerekkers at Twickenham Stadium in 1961 or 1962.

Last time you bought someone flowers

First thing you think of when you wake up in the morning
What was I thinking?

Last thing you think of before you go to sleep
Go to sleep . . . go to sleep . . . go to sleep . . . go to sleep . . . go to sleep . .

Ian McLagan's new album Never Say Never is out now on Proper Records.

Ian McLagan

The Faces' legendary keyboard player, who has also shared the stage with Billy Bragg and Paul Weller.

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