John Shuttleworth is a character created by musician Graham Fellows. John Shuttleworth is a fifty-something unemployed D.I.Y. fan living in Sheffield with his wife Mary, his two teenage children, Karen and Darren, and his next-door neighbour and sole agent, Ken Worthington. With the help of his Yamaha portable synthesiser, John Shuttleworth writes fabulous pop songs inspired by his daily life. He belongs to Ken Worthington's 'stable of stars.' When not writing songs and playing his synth, John likes nothing more than to go to the Garden Centre for his tea. Through his beautiful music, John Shuttleworth bares his soul, revealing the more poignant moments of his personal life. Vacuum Cleaner tells the upsetting story of the occasion when Mary left him. This album collects twenty seven of his best tunes to punch the air and stage dive to. From the lows of My Wife Died in 1970, From A Father To A Son, to the highs of Pigeons in Flight and Y-Reg this record has the lot. Now, for the first time on vinyl with seven bonus tracks not available elsewhere!
A1 MY WIFE DIED IN 1970 A2 MODERN MAN A3 HAVE YOU SEEN MY WIFE? A4 YOU’RE LIKE MANCHESTER A5 EGGS AND GAMMON A6 THE MAN WHO LIVES ON THE M62 A7 UP AND DOWN LIKE A BRIDE’S NIGHTIE
B1 THE CHRISTMAS ORPHAN B2 Y REG B3 500 BUS STOPS B4 SAVE THE WHALE B5 THE BEE AND THE WASP B6 CAN YOU KEN KEN?
C1 SHOPKEEPERS IN THE NORTH C2 MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB C3 HOW TO BE HAPPY IN A SAD SAD WORLD C4 FROM A FATHER TO A SON (THE BURIAL SONG) C5 WHAT’S A SHUTTLEWORTH? C6 DO THE STARS REMEMBER? C7 PIGEONS IN FLIGHT
D1 WHERE ARE THE GENTS? D2 I LIKE TO DANCE D3 JOHN GOES TO MATLOCK D4 RING D5 EXCERPT FROM A RADIO NON-BROADCAST D6 THE HISTORY OF ROCK N ROLL D7 JOHN GOES TO LONDON