fange wrote:Hightea wrote:fange wrote: Sure, Ashcroft was a dick;
I don't know why people think this? is there a story I'm unaware of?
He had a long track record, especially during the band's peak years, of being a bit of a bigmouth with an over-inflated ego, perhaps exacerbated by his "substance" issues and the effects of the group's success.
When it comes to the Rock Star Class of Britain’s Most Arrogant Cretins, sorting out the behavior warranting national hero status from that which merits universal condemnation is a tricky endeavor for the non-native.
With that said, and though I like the first Verve material (before “The Verve”, Ashcroft’s self regard pretty obviously outstripped his actual talents by some distance.