Richard Thompson: The Minstrel’s Tale
Mat Snow, Q, December 1988
He is, by all accounts, a brilliant songwriter, a breathtaking guitarist, profoundly unphotogenic, a Moslem, an awkward old sod. Richard Thompson has spent 20 eventful years lapping up critical acclaim while neatly sidestepping commercial success. "I have a sense of mission," he tells Mat Snow.
Total word count of piece: 3812