Album: Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)(Factory,1988) Chart pos:N/A
Shaun Ryder's only claim to fame in the mid 1990's was being barred from being able to appear on live TV (although to be honest i think Chris Evans was more deserving of this fate). When you look past the the chavvy image Shaun Ryder is an underrated lyricist. Anyone who can string together offbeat lines such as 'A maggot sleeps on her desk he wears a sleeping bag as his vest/ And he's getting too too bothered about the spots on his chest, chest, chest' is a genius in my opinion. Mark E Smith may have all the critical kudos when it comes to gritty kitchen sink surrealism, but Shaun Ryder ain't far behind. Its just a shame that he took the party way to far and the band imploded way too soon.
Unfortunatly that TFI appearance is on youtube but the bastards at Channel 4 have disabled embedding.