Followers of the much loved Mancunian musician Mani have been stunned and thrilled to read his Twitter outbursts aimed at Peter Hook over the last two nights. Rarely has Twitter been graced by such savage personal outbursts. As resignation announcements go it has to be up there with Jimmy in Quadrophenia telling his boss to shove his job right up his arse. Not that the group Freebass was ever planned to be a job, more a side-project for three Mancunian bass players: Hooky from New Order and Joy Division, Andy Rourke from The Smiths and Mani from Primal Scream and The Stone Roses. If the idea seemed somewhat strange at the start it hs quickly dissolved with Andy Rourke jumping ship last month and now Mani letting Hooky have it online. Not that this wasn't something Hooky hadn't suggested might happen. He recently told Filter magazine "The interesting thing about Freebass is that Mani and I are very much live-based. It seems obvious really that we’d get together. Whether that bodes trouble or not, I don’t know."
If you read the following Tweets from Mani it's fair to say Hooky got it right.
3 things visible from space, great wall of china, peter hooks wallet stuffed with ian Curtis blood money, man citys empty trophy cabinet !
I've actually got an ongoing career, so I don't feel the need to exploit my past glories. I exist in the here and the now !!!.
I'm fine, dunno about the vulture who is ravenously devouring the last morsels of putrid flesh from Wilson/Curtis bones.
I'm getting back with the "real"players tomorrow thank fuck. Can't be doing with talentless nostalgia fuckwit whores.
It's where it belongs mate.... In the fuckin bargain bin before it's even released. you live and learn. I'm still no 1 though.
And I haven't even started on the cunts amateur night, one trick pony shite 2 string bass playing yet either. Used to laugh PTO
we were all laughing behind his back watching the stupid wank struggle to do the same old shit he's done for the last 30 years !!
recovered from my vicious rants of last night.dont take to kindly to getting mugged off by people who cant hold a torch to me
either personally or professionally. ever wondered why im universally loved, and another manc ex legend in his own mind is despised by most.
simple really, treat people with the same respect as you would expect from them,live in the present, and dont surround yourself with
yes men,nodding dogs and sycophants !!!. remember thou art mortal. anyhow, in the real world of the primals,had a great day rehearsing
for tomorrow evenings tribute to the mighty annie nightingale on radio 1 from 7pm. do yerselves a favour,tune in and listen to musicians
who can aactually play their instruments well,not hiding behind the talent of other people to survive. movers and shakers,not losers and fakers !!!!.
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