This comical song was inspired when visiting our favourite Indian Restaurant in Bayswater, London ! The waiter always asked us "How Many Poppadom Please ?" before we had even sat down ! The "duck like" noise is Martin Kershaw, scratching his guitar string ~ such an enigma he is ! In fact we hear that Kershaw could always disolve a tense atmosphere in the studios by making his guitar talk ! The 70 piece orchestra and conductor, would just crack up laughing, when hearing it shout out "What's the Problem Buddy" ! After 2 minutes of this, they would all have forgotten what the problem was all about !
Kershaw used his Fender Telecaster to make this comical talking noise, but he could also do it on any Gibson Cello model too~ and no other guitarist ever came close to emulating it ~ guitarist Foggy Little once did, says Kershaw ! But in his own words, "it is impssible to emulate, because it comes from my mind you see" !
What boring food most of our own English, Home Cooking is after tasting the delicious Indian dishes at our Indian restaurants ! We have a lot more to thank our Indian friends, for bringing to our UK ~ for instance, many words of ours, come from the Raj period in India ! Pyjamas, Bungalow, Shampoo & Snooker, being just a few ! Long live the Elephant country !