I’m glad Chris agrees with me about not only George Lucas, but Ben Folds and my all-time favorites Del Amitri. The Dels bottomed out sales-wise with their adventurous and occasionally brilliant electronica-laced Can You Do Me Good?, and then unceremoniously broke up with a mid-2002 announcement from lead singer Justin Currie. In the intervening time, Currie formed The Uncle Devil Show with the McDermott brothers and released the album A Terrible Beauty, and recently has been sharing front duties for the Scottish folk nouveau ensemble With Strings Attached, no album out yet. According to the wilting official web site for the Dels, Currie is now finishing a solo album, and working with Dels co-founder and brilliant guitarist Iain Harvie on a new record of electronica pop.
I’m hoping that you’ve found Justin Currie’s album “What Is Love For” by now. He’s on tour, smallish ones, but he’s touring!
I have indeed. I’m just really disappointed that I’m going to miss his show in Virginia because I’m in North Carolina this week on business. 🙁