"Quando Quango was a joint enterprise between Hillegonda "Gonnie" Rietveld and Mike Pickering. Mike and Gonnie had equal parts in its conception: it was their baby, if you like. Since women are routinely written out of pop history, this is an interesting point. Gonnie busied herself with programming rhythms, bass lines, chords and hooklines, while Mike was an able poppy wordsmith, with an ear for what would work, a skill he employed well, later, with M-People."
- Gonnie Rietveld explains the origins of Quando Quango extract from the Cerysmatic Factory Quando Quango biography
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