Ralph was quite a purist musically. He had no use for synthesizers, tape loops or any other technical finagling of sound. His friend Stanley was much more willing to try some experimental stuff. Stanley was also a bit of a nudge. In order to drive Ralph crazy during their practice sessions, he’d always kept a copy of Tears For Fears’ 1985 album, “Songs From the Big Chair” within eyeshot of him.
“Ever since we first met at the conservatory you’ve been trying my patience!” moaned Ralph.
“Ha! Ha!” replied Stanley. “It keeps you determined to practice. Doesn’t it?”