The lead singer of Wolverhampton and Bilston based supergroup, Slade, the one and only Noddy Holder got up earlier than usual this morning to claim that he was the man responsible for the current fascination with socks and all things sock related.
"I started it all off," Holder insisted. "I was wearing mad socks in the 1970's. Them had different coloured hoops round 'em. And everybody was wearin' 'em. Called 'em Slade socks. Them was a bit shit really, with hindsight."
Holder went on to explain that no matter how popular his rock star predecessors were - The Beatles, Dylan, The Who, Jimi Hendrix - not a single one of them popularised socks the way Slade did.
Fellow band member, Dave Hill, (the lead guitarist with the really shit haircut) told SEN supremo Buffty Ginslinger:
"He's right is Noddy. They can say what they likes about lyrical genius with The Beatles, mayhem with The Who, sweet soul symphonies from Motown and Atlantic, but there weren't one of 'em thought about socks. Not even Jagger or Dylan. I'm proud to have been in Slade - even though a lot of people thought we were crap. Nobody can ever outdo us on socks."
More as we get it.