~ The Boss
At around this time the band also hooked up
with music journalist Ian
Watson and it was his management that enabled them to
start getting support slots to bigger bands.
interest in the band growing it was clear it was time to re-record
Tracy. Unfortunately money was tight so they decided to stick
with what they knew and did the recording back in the Front
Room, with Chris Lord from Dalek
Beach Party doing the engineering and mixing at the top
of the stairs. Paul's mum went out for the day.
this was probably the golden age of the Custards. Gigs became
more frantic, with the growing Custard Crew always in attendance.
Coming on to the Rhubarb and Custard theme, they then stormed
through as many songs as they could before Flo collapsed.
At their peak, they decided to record a second single, The Lurve
EP, which was funded via a dodgy loan only recently paid off.
It was recoded in Croydon by Chris Moosehead Dieselburger
and received a similar amount of airplay to the first.
Abbie was finding the gigging more and more stressful and
finally decided to quit after the second PMFRR Extravaganza.
really marked the end of the Custards, and although they did
play on for a while with a new singer, Grog (later of Flinch
and Feline), they never recaptured their early form or fun,
and in the end quietly dissolved.