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Waterboy-in-chief Mike Scott has been there, done that and written a song about it. Now he’s chronicled it all in a funny, moving memoir. The biggest revelation? Being a raggle-taggle pin-up doesn’t attract many groupies
Olaf Tyaransen, 05 Jul 2012
Although Scott has enjoyed a busy time in recent years, releasing three Waterboys albums (the most recent, last year’s acclaimed An Appointment With Mr. Yeats), his memoir ends in 2000.
“I actually wrote it up to 2002 at first,” he says. “And that version ended with a very long blow-by-blow account of a session that happened at a music festival. But I just thought that it wasn’t the right note to end it on. I thought the Glastonbury Festival, bringing The Waterboys name back, was the right place to end. The last few years of my life are too recent to seem very interesting. Give me another decade, and they’ll come into perspective.”
Adventures Of A Waterboy is published by Lilliput.