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The Alternative Knighthoods

Jim Barker
 
Hex Enduction Hour
Hex Enduction Hour
"Mark E Smith, for services to poetry and language, and for finding out that you can make every word rhyme by adding -uh to the end of it"
Hunky Dory
Hunky Dory
"David Bowie, for chamelon-esque instincts and continual cultural relevance"
Live on Brighton Beach
Live on Brighton Beach
"Norman Cook, for eschewing name of Quentin. And Norman. And Pizzaman. All for the sake of big-beat brilliance."
The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
"Syd Barrett, for recognising that losing your marbles was the best way to escape an otherwise talentless band."
Pink Moon
Pink Moon
"Nick Drake, for being the best songwriter this fair isle has ever produced"
Closer
Closer
"Ian Curtis, for possessing the most delicate, fragile and powerful voice in rock history."
Hatful Of Hollow
Hatful Of Hollow
"Stephen Patrick Morrissey, for writing the soundtrack to my adolescence without meeting me once."
Electric Warrior [30th Anniversary Special Edition]
Electric Warrior [30th Anniversary Special Edition]
"Marc Bolan, for inspiring hundreds to look like girls, dress like girls, pout like girls and play guitar like a God."
Lazer Guided Melodies
Lazer Guided Melodies
"Jason Pierce, for documenting his entire life experience on record rather than write about safe things like girls and cars. The sound of a man going up and coming way, way down."
Rings Around The World
Rings Around The World
"Gruff Rhys and the rest, for blowing tons of money on a record and generally annoying a major when they could have produced exactly the same record by scrimping and saving. Lads, we salute you!"