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the statement very much gives the impression that the others didn't want to deal with jewel anymore. he's never given the impression of being the easiest to work with

ufo, Tuesday, 10 August 2021 19:15 (two months ago) link

so i guess Dear Tommy is never coming out

bon ivermectin (Murgatroid), Tuesday, 10 August 2021 19:25 (two months ago) link

I mean Mike Simonetti has had a beef with Johnny Jewel for years now:


✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 10 August 2021 21:00 (two months ago) link

I wouldn’t really trust what he has to say on the breakup. He has also thrown snide remarks at Adam and Ruth as well so I doubt they talked often if at all.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 10 August 2021 21:09 (two months ago) link

Not taking Johnny’s side as we don’t really know what happened there, but honestly those series of tweets don’t really make me root for his side of the story.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 10 August 2021 21:13 (two months ago) link

The most telling thing is Jewel's own statement, which says he's proud of his work with "the project" — not even "the band," just another Johnny Jewel project. That kind of thing could grate on anyone. (Especially since it wasn't his band to start with.)

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 11 August 2021 01:59 (two months ago) link

(Not blaming Jewel for that, tbh I think of Chromatics primarily as a Johnny Jewel project too. But that plus dicking around forever with releasing/not releasing an album, it's not hard to imagine frustrations)

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 11 August 2021 02:00 (two months ago) link

i have no idea about the other albums but the rest of the band all have writing credits on various kill for love tracks, so i'd guess the creative process was probably somewhat more collaborative than jewel has often implied

ufo, Wednesday, 11 August 2021 02:14 (two months ago) link

JJ definitely took over once he and Adam hooked up. Those first two Chromatics albums are DRASTICALLY different.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 11 August 2021 03:50 (two months ago) link

Dear Tommy is now Chinese Democracy 2.0

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 11 August 2021 05:59 (two months ago) link

Glass Candy's Body Work has been teased for more than 10 years now but I don't think Johnny Jewel has said anything about it since like 2013. Would be much more excited to hear that than Dear Tommy at this point

J. Sam, Wednesday, 11 August 2021 17:51 (two months ago) link

glass candy is next

— Mike (@MikeSimonetti) August 13, 2021

groovypanda, Friday, 13 August 2021 06:28 (two months ago) link


J. Sam, Friday, 13 August 2021 13:32 (two months ago) link

This Madonna covers compilation is both unnecessary and mostly enjoyable.

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