Monday, July 11, 2011
Pauline Black Wins Trademark Battle For Ownership Of The Selecter Name
It’s official: according to posts on her official Myspace and Facebook sites, Pauline Black now owns The Selecter name. The trademark ownership decision now clears up any confusion among fans and promoters as to which ‘The Selecter’ (the Pauline Black version of the Neol Davies version) they are going to see – there is now only one The Selecter® and it belongs to Black.
2010 marked the 30th anniversary of the release of The Selecter's iconic 'Too Much Pressure' album. It also saw the emergence of two competing versions of the band led separately by vocalist Black on one side and lead guitarist Neol Davies on the other. Though the reality of two version of The Selecter has always been intriguing, its also been a crying shame that the original members have been unable to patch up whatever differences existed between them and come together to properly honor their legacy. With this decision, Davies, who has also been playing and performing under The Selecter band name will have to come up a new name for any of his future musical projects.
To celebrate, The Selecter have released the second single, a cover of the Amy Winehouse classic 'Back To Black' from their upcoming album 'Made In Britain'.