The Delgados were a bunch of fragile souls from Scotland who produced some of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard.
‘The Light Before We Land’ is one of my favourites. Its lyrics appear as part of the artwork of a picture we have at the top of the stairs in our house and I once used the title as the inspiration for a short story.
Well, not quite. Back in 1997, the band who wanted to be bigger than the band that wanted to be bigger than Jesus released a BIG album. And, at its forefront came the behemoth that was ‘D’You Know What I Mean?’
To which the world eventually replied: “Yes. We know what you mean. But we really aren’t that bothered anymore.”