Rock 'n' rail: British Transport Minister makes music album
UK: Britain's junior Transport Minister Norman Baker is releasing his
debut rock album at the age of 55, The Sunday Times newspaper reported.
The Liberal Democrat lawmaker is the lead singer and main lyricist with
the Reform Club, a group he originally formed decades earlier.
He had thought about cutting an album for 30 years but finally got
round to it after writing a list of things he wanted to achieve before
he dies. "I've done it now because I thought I should get round to it
before I'm too clapped out. That'll be about 10 years hence," he said.
He said the album, entitled "Always Tomorrow", was not political.
"I wouldn't write a song slagging the Prime Minister. But I was never
going to write about politics. That would be naff," he said.
One track was written in 1983 after Baker and the band's guitarist
lost their jobs in a music chain store.