Dennis Mills, singer The Judys
Of course I loved them, and wondered who this brilliant musician was. I then did my research, realizing he had previously played with David and Penny in No Fun.
When I first saw Paul at the Heritage Grill in New West, he sang Life on Mars, which is one of my most favourite Bowie songs. Paul not only has the perfect voice for that song, but the legs and tight pants. The ball cap. Something so out there and glam and so perfect. He lived and breathed the glam Polly persona, but you could tell that he was a very private introverted person at heart.
I next saw him play on a bill with Eddie D, who played way too long a set at Lanalous, leaving Polly barely 20 minutes before midnight. They gave it their all, but it was so heartbreaking as a musician and performer to see someone like Paul not given the time to do his thing. I tried a few times in the past year to play a show with The Judys and Polly, but it was not to be.
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