Dave Gilmour couldn't nail down The Game's frenzied final section.
After two or three shots, Gilmour gave up, yielding to Spedding.
Spedding arrived in a white suite, a red carnation in his lapel,
shades one carrying a tiny amp.
So we played the tape,
he says, 'Okay, play it again.'
I started to laugh halfway through,
because he completely understood the spirit, the whole thing.
Within 20 minutes, he was packing up and walking out again.
Spedding also rescued Grown Ups Are Just Silly Children
from the outtakes pile. Harper explains,
Spedding said, 'Why don't we do this with it?',
started a Chuck Berry riff from nowhere.
And I smiled, I knew that was it for the song,
and it made record because of that.'