Monday, March 22

Miki in the March 2010 Spin Mag

Paraphrased from the March 2010 Spin magazine

Miki Berenyi, now a mother of two works as copy editor for Web User magazine.

After the loss of drummer Chris, there seemed to be no point in continuing Lush, and it wouldn't have been as much fun. When the band ended, it took all her confidence away. She no longer felt comfortable, too vulnerable to give music her all. She just didn't want to do that anymore.

Her job now is not as exciting as it was being with the band, but she doesn't have the strain of mean-spirited criticism that came with it.

Extra note from me:
Lush were always self-deprecating, so one ought to keep that in mind when reading Miki's comments from Spin. For the band, never ones to take themselves too seriously, it was about the enjoyment of creating music. Much (specifically the big business end of the recording industry and all that entails) was relentlessly piled upon the their shoulders, which was beginning to feed on the lifeblood of the band. Logically you may point a finger at the industry for fueling the stresses that took their ultimate toll on Chris. And of course Chris's loss shattered the wonderful chemistry which made up Lush.

With that said, Miki has stated that she has no regrets, and is happy for her time in the band. The period of the breakup was an opportunity to move on and start a new life for herself, one a little less under the limelight. She is definitely not a victim, she's a survivor. Miki's found a way that works best for her. For that we can all be happy for her.

Saturday, March 20

Phil's Apple Boutique - 'Love Resistence' Reissued!

Here's the pre-Lush Phil fronting his own band, Apple Boutique, complete with official video!

Found this on Creation Records -

The rather fantastic Vollwert-Records label continues its series of very limited early Creation releases with the re-pressing of Apple Boutique’s 1987 single ‘Love Resistance’. For those of you who don’t remember Apple Boutique, they were fronted by Phil King who later played bass in Felt/Lush/Jesus & Mary Chain.

Each single is released as a 3″ cd and is limited to 59 copies only!

To order your copy click here

Thursday, March 18

Happy Birthday Miki!

Today, on March 18th, Miki Berenyi turns 43 years old. We hope she has a splendid one with family and friends.

Happy Birthday Miki!

Sunday, March 7

Emma and the Rover Girls

Can you guess who this is?

Back in 1986 she's playing bass guitar in her first band.

It's our very own beloved Emma — Seen in her pre-Lush days playing with the Rover Girls!

The Rover Girls are playing at the Clarendon Hammersmith in 1986. Seen here, Emma was just nineteen, in her first band and gaining the experience that would proprel her on to writing her own music... and much grander things.

I could only dream of playing gigs and writing songs with my own bass back in '86 :P Thankfully Emma had the nerve to act on her own dreams!