Let it be said that the Boo Radleys provided me with food for my formative years. Some of the b-sides (eg A Part I Know So Well, Vote You and Almost Nearly There) were spectacularly beautiful.

Their best album was, debatably, Giant Steps, although C'mon Kids had many bright stars, including Bullfrog Green and Everything Is Sorrow. The best song from Wake Up! was Charles Bukowski Is Dead.

Now Martin Carr writes and sings (a little unfortunately) for himself under the name Brave Captain. Highlights include "The Monk Jumps Over The Wall".