» ‘Radio Stranger’


The most complex song on the album in terms of history and derivation. Its genesis goes back to Athens in 1982. I saw the words Radio Stranger spray-painted on a wall while I was traveling to work. I had no idea what it might mean but it was suggestive. Then I remembered two things: a sarcastic radio DJ in Wigan or Ormskirk in North West England who used to talk to people about their relationships and a BBC DJ who broke down and cried when his wife left him. They all came together and the story was born. It had never been played in public in all that time but I am more proficient now than I was then.