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Helme pursued a solo career and went on to attack John Squire in the press, describing his material as "muso wank".

The Seahorses – Do It Yourself (1997, CD) - Discogs

He then formed The Yards with Stuart Fletcher and former Shed Seven guitarist Paul Banks in 2001, who released two albums on their own Industrial Erotica label before splitting in November 2009 and has since resurrected his solo career with the self-released album Ashes. Determined to avoid the career-killing, time-consuming recording that plagued the Stone Roses' Second Coming, guitarist John Squire had the Seahorses record their debut album Do It Yourself within months of forming.He also added that the "band wasn't working out cos the singer, Chris, wanted to pursue a solo career in tandem, there was no way that that was going to work for me". After comparing the two sources I decided to use the mp3 source as the base for my "remaster" as the CD-r source definitely sounded softer to my ears.

Do It Yourself — The Seahorses | Last.fm Do It Yourself — The Seahorses | Last.fm

Watts was temporarily replaced by session players Mal Scott (who toured with the band throughout 1997 and played on the standalone Squire/Helme co-written single "You Can Talk to Me" in December 1997) and Toby Drummond. He later commented on his relationship with Squire that "I don't have any contact with him now, I didn't really when I was in the band – he was quite elusive. John Squire uses long, winding guitar solos and chilled out atmospheres throughout Do It Yourself to make an album that, while nowhere near as pioneering or memorable as his work with the Stone Roses, is still a great listen with some surprise bangers.Unfortunately, The Seahorses aborded the recordings of their follow-up album to split up due to musical differences. The band's split was officially announced on 23rd January 1999, with a press release citing musical differences.

The Seahorses – Do It Yourself (1997, Vinyl) - Discogs

Love is the Law" has a fairly interesting riff and "Love Me and Leave Me," a song co-written by Liam Gallagher, has a nice melody, but the most disconcerting thing about the Seahorses is that Squire sounds as if he's following Oasis, a band he influenced himself. However, they do keep your attention, which can't be said about vocalist Chris Helme, who illustrates that Ian Brown's affected sneer works better with a tuneless vocalist. Following several auditions and the prompting of his manager, Squire eventually settled on Helme, despite being hesitant because he "closed his eyes when he sang and only folk singers do that".I have the original and sure you can be critical about source, depth, "warmth" and such but hopefully will allow others who can't get a first press access to a very, very acceptable vinyl version of an underrated album. The band name was also the subject of various conspiracy theories after the NME claimed that it was an anagram of He Hates Roses. The band released one album, Do It Yourself, in 1997 and began work on a follow up (with Mark Heany replacing Watts as drummer), before splitting up due to musical differences during recording sessions in January 1999. Anyone who has had the pleasure of seeing Jalen perform live knows that he is one of the most captivating performers on today's soul scene. Taylor’s Version) [From The Vault] Now That We Don’t Talk (Taylor’s Version) [From The Vault] “Slut!

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