"I hadn't really heard of [David Bowie] at all. Pete [Overend Watts] was always aware of what was going on. We was lucky he was and he got in touch with him. We'd decided to pack up and Chris Blackwell said we had to do the "Rock 'N' Roll Circus." I had this gut feeling that it couldn't stop. We were on a roll, something had to happen. When Bowie came along to see us he was a bit nervous. We all respected him and worked with him and went along with what he wanted totally. The album had a laid back feel to it. It had a commercial edge to it. Which you've got to do a little bit."
Verden Allen, interview for Two Miles From Heaven fanzine, 1999