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The Enchanter: Paddy McAloon

Barney Hoskyns, Vogue, 1988

PADDY McALOON is an anomalous figure in the British Pop climate of the late '80s. One of our precious few songwriters of any worth, he hides away in a wing of his parents’ vicarage in remote County Durham and applies himself to his craft in the spirit of an obsessive scientist. "I work to the point of monomania," he laughs, "mainly through the fear of not writing anything."

Total word count of piece: 496

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