John Otway

After the success of Really Free, Polydor thought they had a uncovered a star of huge potential. Wild Willy Barrett was working on the new album and everything looked set for the pair to make a massive impact with their follow up single. Unfortunately, Otway decided he wanted to impress a girl he fancied and released a solo version of Geneve complete with the backing of a 100-piece orchestra. The new star of the punk movement, had produced a single that could not be more middle of the road if he tried. Wild Willy Barrett found out whilst driving to a gig in Manchester and the relationship between the pair deterriorated dramatically. Unsurprisingly the single did not appeal to Otway's new found fanbase and Geneve, despite becoming a live favourite, was a flop.

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John Otway