While Crass were doing more than their bit for politicised punk music in the late ’70s and early ’80s, few would have thought their vitriolic singer capable of the acoustic music he’s now making with new band Slice Of Life, who release their contemplative debut album ‘Love And A Lamp-post’ this month
The best piece of advice you’ve been given
‘If you’re drinking and driving make sure you’ve got a car.’
Your favourite word
Godverdomme, which is Dutch for god damn it.
CD/DVD plastic packaging because it’s impossible to remove the discs without putting your fingers all over it.
If you could only eat one food forever, it would be…
The worst job you’ve had
Collecting broken photocopy machines accompanied by a diabetic who refused to take his medication.
The film you can quote the most of
Favourite place in the world
Sea Palling, Norfolk.
Your style icon
The one song you wished you’d written
Alfie by Burt Bacharach.
The most famous person you’ve met
The thing you’d rescue from a burning building
Either people or animals.
The worst date you’ve been on
I can’t say I’ve ever had a bad date, but once I was asked by a friend to meet a bloke who wanted to interview me about Crass and he turned out to be a complete nutter.
Your guilty pleasure
Watching re-runs of On The Buses.
The worst birthday or Christmas present you’ve received
An Action Man figure that wasn’t the real Action Man but the inferior one that had a squashy head.
The characteristic you most like about yourself
My ability to listen to other people.
Your hidden talent
Cracking my knuckles.
Your favourite item of clothing
Your biggest disappointment
Seeing the Sex Pistols at Hammersmith. I don’t think it was their fault, it was just one of those gigs that we all have where it just don’t do it.
The celebrity that pisses you off most even though you’ve never met them
Your biggest fear
That the only pub in my village closes down.
The best book in the world
Kes by Barry Haines.
Who would play you in a film of your life?
A very young Tom Courteney (Billy Liar).
What is success to you?
Being able to eat vegetarian food in pubs and restaurants.
What talent do you wish you had?
Drive a car.
How do you want to die?
What is the most overrated thing in the world?
What would you change about your physical appearance?
My wrists, they are too thin to wear a watch.
What’s your biggest turn-off?
What would you tell your 15-year-old self?
Take it easy but take it.
Your best piece of advice for others
Don’t listen to advice from tw.