Well I talked about it with Brian, and it turns out a GREAT movie-like story is behind it:
Pandemonium wrote: I can't wrap my head around the Global album... - I can't compare it with - say - Humanoid sessions 84-88 -- Global sounds weaker and dated compared to them, and compared to the Stakker Humanoid single...
I feel like Global was the only thing you did that wasn't ahead of its time.
- I'm really somewhat relieved that I gave Global a bad reviewBrian Dougans wrote: - I just read your Global review - yes, that's fair - you should include my comments to balance things out.
Humanoid - Global. Now there's a story never told. In short, some tracks are not written by me - I never finished the album I was working on. I lived in a rat infested squat with drug addicts and prostitutes. The record company (West Side / Street Sounds) were FUKIN me - £££ and stitched me right up in contracts. I got very ill - legal stuff - rats - and had to escape. I returned to Glasgow and hid and got well.
In the mean time the record company brought in PETER BLACK who completed the album and wrote several tracks. He was paid off - simultaneously I was arming myself with a lawyer and took West Side to court. In the end I won and own Humanoid and catalogue - but that's why it doesn't sound like either STAKKER Humanoid / FSOL / ZEEBOX.
I worked on Stakker Humanoid / Tonight / Slam / Crystals / Sunshine and Brick - which was an original TWITCH track [remember, I mentioned TWITCH here as the first band Dougans/Cobain formed with Ian McArthur in 1986/7 in Manchester].
- The rest of the tracks are by PETER BLACK. Interestingly, TONIGHT (The Original) had Gaz singing - it was much better, sounded like THE BELOVED - The Sun Rising - but they (Street Sounds) changed it to some dodgy female...
There's a lot more to that story including Stakker Communication, a separate company, also not playing ball - very messy time.
PS - links and technical text editing done by me.
PPS - this will be added to the Humanoid - Global album review to complete the picture.