A former fan of the Manchester punk/new wave band, Magazine, is this morning at the centre of a musical controversy after he wondered quite why he had sold a CD by the band's erstwhile bass guitarist, Barry Adamson, on eBay.
Moys Kenwood, a massive fan of Howard Devoto, the founding member of Magazine, acquired the CD, As Above, So Below, for £1 in a Manchester charity shop shortly before flying out to live in Bangkok, Thailand, but reasoned that, because it didn't initially 'tickle his fancy', he'd sell it on the auction site.
Having loaded it onto his computer's iTunes facility, he flogged it for £2.75.
Now, however, the music fan has discovered that he has taken a recent liking to the album, and has played it more than anything else in his huge collection!
Said Kenwood, real name Monkey Woods:
"This album is a masterly fusion of musical genres, ranging through jazz, blues, post-punk and electronica. When I bought it, I somehow imagined that the musical style would resemble that of Magazine, but when it didn't, I shed it sharpish. Now, it is fair to say, I am muchly perplexed over my actions, and, ruing that hastily-made decision, I am now frantically trying to re-acquire a copy of the CD."