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The Orb & Robbie Williams On Record

Author: Jonty Adderley
Monday, November 19, 2001
The Orb are to release a new remix collection in the new year which includes Alex Paterson's bizarre collaboration with karaoke king Robbie Williams. The remix is a version of the Bee Gee's 60s ballad I Started A Joke which the duo worked on last year. Alex Patterson chatted to Skrufff's Jonty Adderley earlier this year and admitted he'd been impressed by the British celebrity.

"He's a really sound geezer (good guy), he made me feel like I was in Take That for a couple of days," he said.

"We did a couple of interviews that were never used because we were too stoned…. Well, I was too stoned, anyway. Then we recorded an old Bee Gees song together 'I Started a Joke'. I was DJing recently at a club and had the Bee Gees track in my box, so I bunged it on. Robbie came running over, shouting 'I ain't got a copy of this', which made my girlfriend happy because she got to meet Robbie Williams. He's as genuine as he can be in the circumstances he's in. He's sound."

Aunty Aubrey's Excursions Beyond The Call Of Duty Part 2 is released on January 28th on Deviant Records.