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Originally posted by lavar78:
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I must admit that I've really gone off Nick as a person. In that article he said some pretty off things about Tim, like how he didn't even like most of Tim's solo music. How he didn't see why Tim had to join the band and couldn't just guest on the album.
I'll have to disagree with you there. I don't have a problem with Nick's comments; I'm glad he could be truthful. After all, it was his band. Wasn't he fired (temporarily) before Woodface? If so, considering he was also the only non-Enz member of CH, I can see why he'd be a little insecure and/or territorial. It seems most of his bitterness comes from a lack of control in the group (including its end). I can't blame him for feeling that way.

WRT Tim's music, I'd also have to side with Nick. I love some of Tim's music, but there's quite a lot I don't like. OTOH, Neil's never written a song I don't like (well, not since he formed CH). [/qb]
Well it's pretty easy for most people to be truthful and still be tactful. Sadly thats not an artform that Nick has mastered.

I'll have to disagree that CH was even partly Nicks band. Neil was always in total control. He hired Nick, fired Nick for a time, and only when Neil felt ready did he invite Nick back. When Tim joined, Nick and Paul didn't get a say in it, they were just told by Neil. CH breaking up wasn't a band decision, Neil just decided that was it and told the others.

Paul, Tim and even Mark were at least songwriters in their own right and all contributed to the writing and the bands overall sound. Nick was an exceptionally average bass player who in the bands eleven year career only co-wrote Recurring Dream way back in 85' and a couple of co-writes on TA.

By the way, how and why did Nick get a writing credit for Catherine Wheels. I'm sorry but adding a brief instrumental section at the end of a song shouldn't earn someone a co-write. It's a Neil and Tim's song, thats it.

Interesting point about Nick maybe feeling left out because he wasn't an ex enzer. To be honest, if I could choose between replacing Nick or Tim from CH, I'd pick Nick to go in a heart beat.

I'd also rate Bones Hillman, Mike Chunn and Nigel Griggs above Nick as bassists.

Nick's criticisms of Tim's music would carry more weight if Nick had ever written a song by himself. Instead of just riding the skirt tails of people like Neil and his brother Mark Seymour. With Marks songwriting and musical skills it'shard to beleive that ne and Nick are from the same gene pool.
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