Martin Turner: “Andy Powell Can F*ck Off!”
There’s a hell of an outburst inside from Wishbone Ash co-founder Martin Turner about his former bandmate Andy Powell inside.
Speaking to Classic Rock, Martin Turner, whose own version of Wishbone Ash (Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash) will be touring throughout 2009, was asked if there was any chance of marking the band’s 40th anniversary this year with a special show with his former bandmates.
“Oh God, this is messy,” said Turner. “We had a brilliant offer to put the band back together, so long as there were three original members. Ted Turner [guitar], Steve Upton [drums] and myself approached Andy [Powell]. A year later he was still stalling. Now he’s announced a 40th anniversary gig at Shepherd¹s Bush [on May 16] and wants the three of us to join him on stage to perform guess what? The whole of Argus.”
“Wow, what a great idea,” said Turner, whose own version of Wishbone Ash has already re-recorded and released the seminal album. “Andy Powell can fuck off. We won’t be his support band.”