Celeb chef Jamie Oliver discovers Joy Division and New Order master tapes in basement


17 Responses to “Celeb chef Jamie Oliver discovers Joy Division and New Order master tapes in basement”

  1. Prismo says:

    Eat your heart out, Geraldo.

  2. Wow….I sooooooooooo did not see this coming. What a freaking cool story!

  3. sean says:

    Cool! NME says the workmen found guns and gold stashed down there, which were turned over to the treasury. If there were any kilos of coke (which seems fitting), they didn’t report it.

  4. johnmc says:

    … which was nice.

  5. Deidzoeb says:

    Any sign of the masters for New Order’s unreleased album “Get Rich or Die Tryin”?

  6. franko says:

    man, celebrity chef AND discoverer of cool, rare masters? some people have all the luck.

  7. Doran says:

    After seeing Jamie battle with the LAUSD, he deserves any bit of good fortune he can find.

  8. Would have been cooler to find the risen corpse of Ian Curtis. 

    • bklynchris says:

      Oh, to be given the chance to quench my unrequited post-mortem love.  To this day those eyes and that mournful crooning sets me timbers a shiver.

  9. with his Joy Division Oven Gloves?

  10. William says:

    More info – the building was once an HSBC bank, and these items were found inside the safety deposit boxes: http://www.contactmusic.com/news/jamie-oliver-discovers-joy-division-master-tapes-in-basement_1295279

  11. penguinchris says:

    As per William’s link, HSBC says: “We were moving to a new site and wanted to transfer the safe deposit boxes.However [because the building is a Grade II listed building] National Heritage said we were unable to take the actual boxes with us, because they were part of the structure.”

    But how is it that Jamie Oliver takes possession of the contents of the boxes along with the building? Why didn’t HSBC track down the owners of the boxes and inform them of the move? I guess we have to assume the owners couldn’t be found, and to avoid any legal issues (e.g. implicating the owners of the illegal guns) they just abandoned them – which is a pretty shitty thing to do to your clients.

    • That_Anonymous_Coward says:

       Are we sure they aren’t a division of BOA?

    • toyg says:

      I don’t understand why they couldn’t just empty the boxes and put contents back in new one, filing them to the same “lost” owners. Who cares that they cannot be found now, maybe in 5 years some heir would have come up with a piece of paper asking for box 12345. I think this is shocking behaviour for a bank!
      Hopefully somebody will show up soon claiming ownership, with the right papers, and we’ll actually get to hear some of these tapes. Otherwise, the legal risk for J. Oliver is too high — if he publishes them and then gets sued, it’s going to be painful.

  12. toyg says:

    This is the building: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=rosso&hl=en&ll=53.4808,-2.241951&spn=0.005867,0.015846&sll=53.402483,-2.1681&sspn=0.011757,0.031693&hq=rosso&t=m&layer=c&cbll=53.480809,-2.241887&cbp=12,0,,0,0&photoid=po-4210843&z=17

    That intersection is now officially a Manchester nightlife hotspot… Apart from Rio Ferdinand’s “Rosso” (never been, it’s the one showing in GMaps pics as “Karim’s”, i.e. the old name), there’s The Room just opposite, which is a stunning 19th century Reform Club refurbished with a modern vibe (food is so-so, but the place is really cool).

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