July 22nd, 2009 | Work

I guess this went up several hours ago. I’m in LA and just woke up. Attend:

Reissue of Alan Moore’s “Voice Of The Fire” ambient/spoken-word trilogy of albums from 1982-5. Moore continues to refuse all royalties from his production work on U2’s “The Joshua Tree,” citing intellectual property theft and contractual irregularities. The launch party is held in a David Gibbons building, the controversial Millennium Space Fort in London.

8 Responses to “DO ANYTHING: 008”

  1. what’s this about Alan Moore and the Joshua Tree? I tried googling it and nothing came up, except your site.

  2. But if you follow the link to the source of this quote, Ellis says at the very beginning:

    “A section from a list of things that happened to comics on a Phildickian alternate world in 2009:”

    That is, he’s listing imaginary events.

    One is about Samuel L. Jackson’s portrayal of Captain Kirk in the Star Trek movie. Heheh.

  3. I’m confused- what is the relationship between Voice of the Fire and The Joshua Tree? I can’t find one documented anywhere.

  4. Did Moore help Brian Eno? I thought Eno produced Joshua Tree and Alan Moore sites Eno as one of his major influences but I can’t find anything on Moore working with U2.

  5. Forgive me, but what does “Voice of the Fire” have to do with “The Joshua Tree”? I must be reading this wrong.

  6. alan moore wrote most of the lyrics for joshua tree on rolling papers while tripping on acid, but apparently lost them on the subway.

  7. Actually, the connection will be made clear in Moore’s long-awaited upcoming novel, Jerusalem. Rich Johnston probably knows more but he’s probably saving it for a slow day.

    And if you believe that..

  8. I like Alan Moore , but I believe in my heart that he the an Antichrist.