“I was twenty and had a temporary agency job working in a factory putting empty E45 skin cream pots on a conveyor belt to be labeled up. I had to work twelve hours a day, seven days a week with a half hour break for lunch. I was paid £3.60 an hour. No one talked to me because I was the agency worker. I was scum. They had a Paul Weller compilation on a loop.
The job was hell on earth. But I really liked ‘Wild Wood’ and I got into him and his music.”
Photo: Biddick Hall, South Tyneside