Thursday, June 22, 2006

ROCK'S OVER, SWIMMER

We're aware that as many people will be surprised that they're still going as will be upset at their passing: JJ72 are calling it a day:

Reader, we are to let thee know,
JJ72's body only lies below;
For could the grave JJ's soul comprise,
Earth would be richer than the skies.

"JJ72 was born during an Easter many seasons ago; today it dies on the cusp of midsummer eleven years later.

"Mark Greaney, Fergal Matthews & Sarah Fox wish to express their deepest and darkest gratitude to all of those with impeccable taste who helped and supported the band.

"We remember everything, from mechanical birds in Japan to angels in arid Arizona, from broken bones and Berlin birthdays to predatory Portsmouth spiders. For those who disliked and perhaps despised (gasp) JJ72, thank you - how did beautiful photographs exist without a negative?!

We crafted two monuments of magnificence for the future aural pleasure and pain of all would be JJ believers and doubters....and for those who care not for the passing of the petulant yet powerful pup....shame on you! Thank you to Hilary Woods for being a dazzling damsel and thank you to all who played music in/with the band. You know who you are. "


We're not sure that they ever did anything much with Sarah Fox, and two albums in an eleven year period (JJ72 and I To Sky) is quite slack by anyone's standards. Okay, maybe not by The Stone Roses', to be fair. But we'll miss them, just a little.


3 comments:

Aaron said...

Best. Headline. Ever.

I really loved JJ72 for about two months in 2000.

karlt said...

Nah. It's been scientifically proven that the best headline ever was in The Daily Star marking the death of Sir John Gielgud: 'Butler in Arthur dies'.

CarsmileSteve said...

well that's the competition for this year's most ridiculous press release sewn up...

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