Hugh wrote:I’ve actually seen Fish lauded as a lyrical genius elsewhere on the internet. I took an instant dislike to their poor man's Genesis nonsense early on so so I had never heard a full album by the Fish-era band or anything at all afterwards.
There was a possibility recently that I was going to interview Fish about a piece of hifi gear he has recently endorsed - he lives about half a dozen miles down the road from me - so I thought I had better give Misplaced Childhood and Clutching At Straws a listen and I still couldnt get through them. The interview didn’t come off which is probably just as well.
I actually had the same reservations as you and largely dismissed them initially but was won over by Misplaced Childhood which I had to begrudgingly admit was tremendous. It’s still my favourite by them.