Martin Creed


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What mu­sic are you cur­rently groov­ing to? I dunno if I’m groov­ing to any­thing, but I’m lis­ten­ing to a lot of dif­fer­ent Leonard Co­hen things on a playlist that I go to sleep to. It’s sooth­ing, you know? I trust him. Quite a lot of Van Mor­ri­son too, and a song I play loads is Elvis Costello’s Coun­try Dark­ness.

What, if push comes to shove, is your all-time favourite al­bum? Bloody hell. Johnny Cash At Fol­som Prison and At San Quentin are al­most like a dou­ble al­bum, I love them. But I’m go­ing to say Dy­lan’s Time Out Of Mind, which is one I of­ten lis­ten to on hol­i­day. The song High­lands, I really like that.

What was the first record you ever bought? And where did you buy it? I asked my mum to buy me Lit­tle Jimmy Os­mond’s Long Haired Lover From Liver­pool, pos­si­bly from Wool­worths. I was liv­ing in Mil­ton Of Camp­sie out­side Glas­gow.

Which mu­si­cian, other than your­self, have you ever wanted to be? Oh God, I dunno. I’ve got loads of he­roes but to ac­tu­ally want to be some­one… I think maybe I’m scared of that ques­tion, maybe be­cause I ac­tu­ally do des­per­ately not want to be me.

What do you sing in the shower? Prob­a­bly my own songs, when I’m work­ing on them. It’s a good time for think­ing be­cause you’re not try­ing to work. Hav­ing a great idea in the shower and then for­get­ting it is ter­ri­ble though. I’ve got a pen that’s wa­ter proof, the thing is get­ting the bloody wa­ter­proof paper.

What is your favourite Satur­day night record? A per­fect party type of record is A Mes­sage To You Rudy by The Spe­cials fea­tur­ing Rico.

And your Sun­day morn­ing record? Kris Kristof­fer­son’s The Bigger The Fool. If I’m home I’ll stay in on Satur­day night, and on Sun­day I’ll have a slow morn­ing and take my dog for a walk.

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