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Simon Warner

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Lauded by the music weeklies as a Scott Walker for the late-90s, with his chocolate chip vocals and sleazy tales of lacivious landladies and jobsworth public transport officials, Simon Warner in fact straddled the fag end of Britpop (he also smoked like a trooper on stage) with the emergence of the 21st century’s acoustic troubadors.

If Julian Cope had met Nick Cave at Bedford Esquires in 1979 they would’ve mutated into a symbiotic being like Simon Warner; or Gilbert and George with a crimping iron and string section.

A deal with One Little Indian Records (home of Bjork) helped to elevate his cult status but did little for record sales but for me he’ll be fondly remembered for getting the word “custard” on to a single.

A rare talent that, perhaps, just wasn’t made for those times.

Mark Sheldon. (Xfm 1997-98)

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  • dannythompson

    Still listening. Still waiting.

    1 May 2009 Reply
  • DannChinn

    Second and third albums, apparenty. I'm still trying to find out what happened there.

    6 Mar 2009 Reply
  • vardaman

    Extraordinary. I heard there was a second album that got made. Someone please tell me this isn't just hearsay?

    2 Nov 2008 Reply
  • unterwasser

    Come back Simon, the world needs you.

    26 Jun 2008 Reply

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