Yep, turned off that signature so now nobody needs to know I have a blood phone.
Anyway, before I got Retweeted, I hadn't heard anything off The Originator. Turns out it's like The Mekon cubed - a distinctly rocky sound and lyrics almost insufferably drenched in self-hatred and degradation.
Still haven't managed to track down a full copy of SPECTRE. Anyone?
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And consequently my opinion of the Mods has taken a big hit on hearing that they've sacked Steve as their manager. Fucking ingrates.
Ah I didn't know that. A pity. I mean it wouldn't be the first time something like that had happened.
Maybe we'll get some more Harbinger Sound releases now though?
No, Steve has closed Harbinger Sound down, at least for the moment. Clearly he's totally jacked off.
As for the split: It seems Jason had later misgivings about leaving the Rough Trade infrastructure and blamed Steve for encouraging them to do it. You can understand his fears to an extent seeing as Mods is now his living and he wants to maximize it while they're still a big thing. But I notice Eton Alive has come straight in at No.9 in the album charts anyway. Doubt he'll be phoning Steve to tell him he was right though.
And it turns out he didn't close Harbinger down for very long after all