Stone Roses, Primal Scream and no longer Freebasser Mani, has gone on a huge Twitter rant provoking FUC51 to peer out from the duvet and share his rallying cry against a certain someone who has been something of a target on these very pages. Is the Manc old guard finally turning on itself like a shark attacking its own wound? Read over for Mani's diatribes.
Here are Mani's rants against Peter Hook (all [sic]):
"3 things visible from space, great wall of china, peter hooks wallet stuffed with ian Curtis blood money, man citys empty trophy cabinet !."
"quite disgusting and very crass and self centred violation of memories for personal financial gain. Scummy behaviour really"
"he ain't got time for me now he's getting fortunes for dragging his mates cadaver round the world getting himself paid. Thank fuck"
"used to adore the man, now he's a self centred sellout reduced to hawking his mates corpse around to get paid. And he can't play"
"I'm fine, dunno about the vulture who is ravenously devouring the last morsels of putrid flesh from Wilson/Curtis bones [...] I'm getting back with the "real"players tomorrow thank fuck. Can't be doing with talentless nostalgia fuckwit whores."
"and I haven't even started on the cunts amateur night, one trick pony shite 2 string bass playing yet either. Used to laugh [...] we were all laughing behind his back watching the stupid wank struggle to do the same old shit he's done for the last 30 years !!"
On Freebass - "it's where it belongs mate.... In the fuckin bargain bin before it's even released. you live and learn. I'm still no 1 though."
And finally - "recovered from my vicious rants of last night.dont take to kindly to getting mugged off by people who cant hold a torch to me [...] either personally or professionally. ever wondered why im universally loved, and another manc ex legend in his own mind is despised by most [...] simple really, treat people with the same respect as you would expect from them,live in the present, and dont surround yourself with [...] yes men,nodding dogs and sycophants !!!"
Of course, Mani is covering himself in glory by saying he's universally loved, which of course, he isn't. However, it is funny to imagine him sat in front of a spittle-flecked screen, hammering away on Twitter in the early hours... well worth coming out of retirement for.
This clearly makes us as bad as Hooky by not quitting when we really should have. As penance, FUC51 is off to FAC251 to talk to pink faced 40somethings about how Es were better when they cost £20 whilst wearing a floppy sunhat. [You self-centred sellout, devouring the last morsels of putrid flesh from this once-proud blog etc - a.n.other Fuc51 writer]