Keeping it real: Shaun Ryder
How real has the Happy Monday's singer been keeping? Danielle Goldstein finds out...
Who is the Home Secretary?
‘I haven’t got a clue.’
Take a punt…
‘No, I don’t know names. I haven’t got a clue what’s going on. I’m immersed in children’s television at the moment.’
Okay, so do you know who the current Doctor Who is?
‘God, thingy with the square jaw – don’t know his name. We don’t do “Doctor Who” in this house, we’re on “Witches of Waverly” [it’s actually called “Wizards of Waverly Place”] and that “Hannah Montana”. I’ve sat through all sorts – did all four “Twilights” on the bounce. It’s the four-year-old that loves it.’
Who are the ‘X Factor’ judges?
‘Tulisa, Gary Barlow, what’s-he-called – the Irish fella that does boy bands – and the bird out the Pussycat Dolls. I’ve seen a bit, I quite like that James Arthur kid. He’s good, but he should see my dentist.’
Which former ‘X Factor’ act recently had a Number One hit with ‘Little Things’?
‘Not got a clue. Don’t care. I’m pretty unreal, aren’t I?’
It’s One Direction.
‘Is it? Harry Styles and that? Came runners up, didn’t they? [They came third.] Yeah, bunch of kids having a great time. Brilliant.’
Since you’ve got a song called ‘Theme from Netto’ – where’s your nearest Netto supermarket?
‘No idea. That title was from the keyboard player [Paul Davis] who was completely off his head and decided to call that song “Theme from Netto” and got his way. “Netto” means “nothing” in Manc-speak.’