The best I can say in pitiful mitigation of my frequently poor behaviour at the time is that in those days I was not easily embarrassed and usually up for anything, a sorry mix. Anyway, it's October 1976. Patti Smith's just released her new album, Radio Ethiopia.
Excuse me for looking perhaps a little startled, but I've just been told in the slightly murmuring voice of someone similarly shocked by the turn of events that on May 1, just after this issue goes on sale, it will be 15 years since we put out the first Uncut.
"It was madness," is how Gregg Allman describes his brief but spectacularly stormy marriage to Cher in this month's issue, sounding similarly horrified by what he remembers of the album he recorded with her, 1977's pretty lamentable Allman And Woman: Two The Hard Way.
Track the band's history from its early days as psychedelic pioneers and cult favourites of London's hippy underground to multi-million selling super-brand they became with Dark Side Of The Moon and The Wall.
“Sometimes I feel that my whole career with The Creation, Jeff Beck and The Faces was one long audition to join The Rolling Stones,” writes Ronnie Wood, in his introduction to our latest Ultimate Music Guide.