My pick on day 5 of my week with the Stereophonics is Mr Writer. This track is actually the first single to be released from the album Just Enough Education to Perform.
Released in 2001, this single reached number 5 in the UK charts. Mr Writer is the third track on the album and was apparently written in response to some negative reviews by a journalist who toured with the band. I think it was a bit of a hit back exercise, judging by the lyrics! Apparently, this was the start of a bit of a rocky road with the Stereos and the press, but I personally think it's a cracking song!
As with the other tracks I have reviewed this week, you can feel the rawness. They have a knack of penning songs that really wear their heart on their sleeve. This track, was one of three singles from this album, the others being Have a Nice Day, and Handbags and Gladrags, which was a late addition. All three are great songs in my humble opinion.
Kelly really does snarl his way through this one, and its a fantastic result. The line "you've just enough, in my opinion, education to perform" is a real dose of sarcasm, and obviously the line that inspired the title of the album. I am quite sure that revenge was sweet when this album topped the album charts - take that Mr Writer!
If you are feeling a bit full of angst, or a bit vengeful then get this on and turn it up. For more of the Stereophonics check out My Music page. Enjoy and happy listening.