What's anybody's opinion of Richard Ashcroft and The Verve?
I never really knew anything by them execept 1 song, Bitter Sweet Symphony, which got minimal MTV and radio play in 1997.
After Live 8, when Aschcroft performed the song with Coldplay, I started checking out all of their music...and I LOVE them!
Very talented, great songs, great musicianship, orchestrating, lyrics.
I know about the internal problems within the band that broke them upi, but WHY didn't they get MUCH bigger here in the states when they WERE together?
Also, I read that they got SUED! by The Rolling Stones for a sample they used in Bitter Sweet Symphony that is from The Stones' The Last Time and were forced to pay 100& of all royaltied/publishing rights to The Stones.
Well, this weekend I kept listening to BOTH The Verve's Bittersweet Symphony AND The Rolling Stones' The Last Time and I did NOT hear any similarity at all.