To quote from page 389:
'The Earls Court night becomes a live album, but I hemorrhage rage when I hear a shop bought copy and discover that all of my between-song yatter has been cut out. "It was for your own good," says a sanctimonious Sanctuary voice with all the gentle understanding of a village vicar snipping roses. My stack is blown. Censored by one's own record label!'
I'm on my second reading of his Autobiography. Like his music he just puts it all out there and that's something I love about him. I feel like I know him at least a little. TBH I was expecting to read a lot of passages where he slags off other artists but there's far more self-deprecating passages and LOTS of humility. I mean he isn't the biggest star but he IS LOVED and he knows it and I get the impression he appreciates it. He knows he's got the best fans. He seems to need it. It helps sustain him "in this unhappy world with the carnivores and destructors on it". Damn I wish I would have been a fan 20 years ago. Think of the shows I could have seen.