In a musical sense, it seemed like all the good intentions had gone awry, very quickly. I mean, we got back from America and Blur had made The Great Escape, which I thought was a really, truly awful album - so cheesy, like a parody of Parklife, but without the balls or the intellect. And Oasis were enormous and I always found them incredibly dreary. There was this uncritical reverence surrounding the whole thing
Donna and I decided that we were no longer going to make music together and I basically had a year of writing and recording in my basement... not doing stuff that I thought was going to be for Elastica. It wasn't until late '98, when I bumped into Annie and she said she was gagging to do some stuff, and met up with Paul who I had seen playing with Linoleum and thought was a fantastic guitarist, and then met Mew, and we decided that we had nothing to lose so we went in to do some rehearsals and it worked really quickly.
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