Growing up on the mean streets of Salford, the rude boy lifestyle was always a temptation for Danny Simpson.
No surprise then to find him seeking solace in the arms of Barbadian temptress and all round bad girl Rhianna. “Can’t be doing with all this Kanye West gubbins, but ‘Pon de Replay’ man, single of the century!” gushes Danny unapologetically.
“Just think if she’d retired after that one record. What a career she would have had. She was 17 when she recorded that. 17! You can really hear the teenage sneer in her voice. Like she’s about to give you a hard time in the Arndale Centre. And it’s hypnotic like voodoo – dancehall for shoegazers. Know what I mean?”
Reading you loud and clear brother. Loud and clear.