Growing up in Glossop, with weird, folk-loving parents, I never had much contact with popular music. So when, one day, my dad once took me upstairs to the stereo there and introduced me to this song via a old scratchy record, it left quite a lasting impression on me.
This is of course Brian and Michael’s number one hit, Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs.
And parts of Ancoats where I used to play
“I am not an artist. I am a man who paints.”