Well it fits that Pete would think he is. He has such a bizarre musical frame of ref, it's hard to believe he's actually in the music business. Like some throwback but not to the good stuff.
I remember him saying (when he was promoting his last album) that he didn't really listen to other contemporary artists...
I guess cos his sound is so special that he didn't want to risk it becoming contaminated with an influence that might have given him a chart hit.
I remember that too. Surely it's simple maths that if you want to make successful pop music...you have to have an idea of what is currently popular? Yes, Peter and his songwriting team scored a hit with MG but since then PA gives me the impression that he loves performing,loves to think of himself as an artist...yet don't really some to give a shiney one about actual music that much???