Cheryl: A Rock Opera
In 1991, Otway teamed up with punk-poet Attila the Stockbroker to produce their very own Rock Opera.
Based around the Bob Lind song which Otway had been performing for many years, the Rock Opera debuted at that year's Edinburgh Festival and proved to be highly popular with audiences.
Recorded at A∓R Studios in Edinburgh and produced by Richard Holgarth, Cheryl: A Rock Opera was an everyday tale of Satanism, trainspotting, drug abuse and unrequited love.
- A Wembley Central Encounter
- The Sensitivity of the Broken Hearted
- The Sympathetic Response
- The Penny Drops
- Our Room
- Cheryl's Decline
- A More Romantic View
- Cheryl's Going Home
- She's Gone! But Who's This?
- Boys in the Hood (Trainspotter Rap)
- A Misunderstanding
- A Solitary Tune
- Train Information
- The Starlight Express
- The Unsympathetic Response
- Overture Reprise
- The Last Word
- John Otway
- Attila the Stockbroker - Violin
- Sarah Ross - Backing Vocals
- Marco Gio Leone - Drums, Engineer
- Simon Lomond - Drums
- Richard Holgarth - Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Producer
- Nick - Saxophone
- The Narrator - a Worldly Cynic
- Cheryl - a Successful Career Woman, about to embark on a Journey
- Billy - a Goat
- MC Trainspotter, Nice-T and the Platform 2 Live Crew - a Rapping Posse
- The 10:30 to Slough - a rare Class 23 with Extra Luggage Space