He was not a happy child. Sal believes that his upbringing has not only affected his music, but also his entire outlook on life.
The unfortunate things happened, he believes, in order to facilitate the nicer things which came later. The young Sal was an extremely unlikely sort of person to have a hit single with a song about a place of Catholic pilgrimage, or to record songs about the Virgin Mary, such was the negative Album) he had Album) His own Album). Saying God is his father should have appealed to him even less. His story is that of a miraculous God who is able to turn these things around.
Sal has affectionate memories of the first five years of his education, but his secondary school was transformed overnight into a massive comprehensive. It was neither very Christian nor very good. Teachers used to say that I needed something to fall back on, but I didn't consider that I needed that safeguard.
As a fifteen-year old I thought I had bags of talent; but now I believe a lot of luck is involved, too, in the pop business. Looking back, I think God had a hand in it. After his dad tried to put a downer on his music career, Sal acquired his first guitar and took his first guitar lessons. Boring stories from his guitar teacher about jazz chords, and the teacher's own tedious career soon drew those formal lessons to a close.
But some of the other guitar pupils made up Sal's first band - it took them a couple of years to find a drummer. After his father's death, he and his band moved to London, in the early s.
Artistic integrity meant that he always refused to perform 'cover versions', even though by his own admission his own songs were total rubbish at the time! The wide-eyed would-be rock star took demo tapes around record companies, though time after time he would either not be given an appointment, or be allowed to play only a few bars before being told 'I don't hear a hit single there. The first had a shady greengrocer's shop somewhere in the East End, and he wanted me to sign a contract at a docklands pub when the docklands was not at all salubrious.
The second was half French and half Persian, having an affair with the wife of some shipping tycoon twenty years older than himself! I suspect we were indirectly living off her money The hairdresser was unaware that, when one fashions an image for a band, it's done for the whole band. You don't manufacture a different image for each member of the band - which is what she did! All off! It was so uncomfortable even when I wore it about the house for a few days to see.
I thought I'd made a total fool of myself, until some friends came round and said 'That really suits you. Cross Rhythms You Will Be With Me - Sal Solo - Live!
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