Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
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What's The Story Behind Your Favourite Album's Title?
4. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
The classic debut takes its title from Alan Sillitoe’s 1958 novel Saturday Night And Sunday Morning. An example of the “angry young man” work of the era, the story features 21-year-old anti-hero Arthur Seaton and an evening in the pub that rapidly unravels thanks to his shenanigans with two married women. The themes of impetuous youth are similar to Alex Turner’s lyrics as Arthur cries: “Whatever people say I am, that's what I'm not because they don't know a bloody thing about me! God knows what I am.”