I've lost count of the people Chris has worked with that have fallen out with him. I remember a rather notorious email that went out in the late 1990s to a lot of industry types by his label manager, Stuart, saying enough was enough and that Chris would have to deal with it all. It was a lot more salacious than that, but that was the essence. Madness and brilliance are a very fine line and sometimes they ride both realms.
Again, Chris has always been cool with me, but I've heard the stories. [shrug] He's arguably one of the few producers I could hear a track from and say 'that's a Cowie production'.
That sounds like the stories Kev used to tell me about working with Cowie as DeNiro.
Chris was actually going to remix my track 'Stealth Bomber', but he started the album project and decided that was more important. After that happened we basically stopped talking. His relaunch of Hook faltered around the same time as well.
As an aside, Kev Farquharson is now a barrister practising in Bristol and plans on coming back to music to DJ and produce again.
I got onto a crowded 7:23 to Waterloo this morning, and managed to find a seat next some bloke. Anyway, I proceeded to tell your story to him as he looked on out of the window avoiding eye contact. Before I finished your story, he got up at the next stop, walked across the platform and threw himself in front of one of the through trains.
I honestly wouldn't blame yourself for any of this. He was probably dealing with a lot of personal issues at the time, and what I told him was probably complete coincidence.