Dave Sparks added a new article – The curse of the successful working class raconteur 4 months, 1 week ago
There’s a great relatability in a working class person singing songs about their hometown. Especially one with a way with words who can create a captivating story in a three minute song. Think early Oasis or the fantastic “Word Gets Round” by the Stereophonics. But it’s a relatability that often means their music diminishes or at least suffers as they grow and move away from that initially inspiration. It’s hard to sing about being on the dole and bumming round a city when you’re making money of a huge hit album having left that life in the rear view mirror.