The creative juices soon ran dry, however. Zodiac’s backing band disintegrated and Mercury dropped him from its roster in 1989. In 1991, he re-formed the band with Stargazer, Thunderhide and new bass player Suzy X, releasing the single ‘Elvis Died For You’. Despite signing to European label Musidisc, little further progress was made. Manning later lived up to his reputation by collaborating with the KLF’s Bill Drummond in 1994 on the semi-pornographic work, A Bible Of Dreams. He established himself as a writer with a number of further tomes, including the salacious Fucked By Rock (2001) and Collateral Damage (2002). He revived Zodiac Mindwarp And The Love Reaction in the early 00s and recorded a number of new studio albums.