Interview with singer Stuart
This interview was conducted in March 2002 between ThisIsRomo.com and
the man himself. We asked Stuart why Plastic World, the band's infamous
second single, was never released.
So what's the story on Plastic World? Why didn't it get released?
We have a Howard Hughes (producer) version i like.. but the record company
version with did with Chris Hughes (producer) was a shit sandwich so we
refused to put it out.
Wow! We didn't know that! So what did the record label say when you told
them you didn't want to release the Chris Hughes version?
They said fuck you!
So they just put the Plastic World out right? Even though you didn't like
No way...we wouldn't let Mercury (Plastic Fantastic's record label) release
it, that's why we fell out with them and were ultimately dropped from
And that's why your lost album 'Autumn' was never released either?
That's right. Did you ever hear Chris Hughes version?
No we never heard the Chris Hughes version - was it crap? (N.B. The
Plastic World MP3 we have here on ThisIsRomo.com is the Howard Hughes
It sounded like Britpop or something.
Oh my god! But would you have agreed to the release of the Howard Hughes
Yes, but Mercury weren't interested, so they did a remix.
Was the remix an improvement?
No, it was even worse so that didn't get released either. Plastic
Fantastic and Mercury Records were never meant to be!
Thanks for your time Stuart!
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