Delta 5 co-founder and singer Jules Cell, whose 1980s indie hit “Mind Your Business” was used in an Apple ad earlier this year, saw an unexpected resurgence, died, Diversity Confirmed by the band’s US label. His age and the circumstances of his death were not announced at the time of publication of this article.
After the sale (pictured above, Center, circa 1980) worked on the UK’s Rough Trade record label, which paid tribute to him on social media on Wednesday. The label revealed all the elements of the band in the UK
The post reads, “We are deeply saddened by the news of the death of Jules Cell, a founding member of Delta 5 and a former employee of Rough Trade Label.”
Can you hear the people behind me?
Looking at your feelings inside me
Listen to the distance between us
Why not mind your own business?
We are deeply saddened by the news of the death of Jules Cell, a founding member of Delta 5 and a former employee of Rough Trade Label.
– Rough trade September 22, 2021
“Mind Your Own Business” was the first single from Delta 5, developed in the late 1980s into the Leeds University art-school scene that gave birth to post-punk luminaires such as Gang of Four and The Macon. Unusually, the group consisted of two musicians, and the song was composed around a driving beat, throbbing bassline (oddly reminiscent of Slits’ cover, “Hard It Through the Grapevine,” published at the same time), Grateful Knife, Gang of Four Guitars And chanting, the voice in your mouth. The group gained some indie acclaim in the United Kingdom and the United States, but split in 1981 after a light response to their debut album, “The Rotation.”
Today we are devastated to learn the news of the death of our friend and colleague Jules Cell. RIP Jules 💔💔💔 https://t.co/Aw4EQVeJDl
– Spot Official (ars ScarsOfficial1) September 22, 2021
However, the song and group have acquired a culture over the years, with a handful of indie covers and occasional airplay on alternative radio, and a compilation was released in 2006 on the long-running indie label Kill Rock Stars যা which is exactly how the song appeared in Apple’s “iPhone Privacy” ad. Arrived, which debuted in May and was broadcast regularly in spring and summer. A representative of the band’s US label, Kill Rock Stars, confirmed to Variety that the band held the song’s copyright, approved the use and “they will be paid.”
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