Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Oh, this is sooo cool-

THE ARCTIC MONKEYS have called in legendary punk poet JOHN COOPER CLARKE to write a rhyme for their next single.

The Seventies wordsmith is frontman ALEX TURNER’s hero and a big influence on his work.

The pair met when Alex was 16 after John performed in a Sheffield pub where the young Monkey was working.

It set Alex on his way to becoming one of the best lyricists of his generation.

Now John has contributed a poem to appear on the sleeve of their new single, Fluorescent Adolescent, out next month.

A source said: “Some musicians worship LENNON or THE STONES, but John is Alex’s hero.”

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