The first thing I thought of when I woke up was this song, “Never Went to Church,” and whether they guy, Mike Skinner (a.k.a. The Streets), was sued by Paul McCartney for this sounding like “Let it Be.” It does, ya? But it sounds more like “No Woman No Cry” and then I realized those songs are very, very close? Doesn’t seem he got sued, and he’s getting along alright. I got lost on the internet reading old interviews about this album, The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living, and came across this gem quote from some old stuffed-shirt of an English prof, about his music:
“Skinner’s world … is horrible. Grand mal. It lacks culture, learning, grace, courtesy, spirituality, style, ceremony, direction, aspiration, occupation. All it has is vitality.”
What’s wrong with that?