Not really, he sucked way before he gave himself to Allah. There was a period there that the greatest of great artists like Bob Dylan would have had wet dreams over (from ‘Mona…’ to ‘Teaser…’). This was the time where he adorned his head with a beautiful mane and sported a fully bearded face. He was untouchable. What a singer/songwriter and at such a tender age too. He went downhill after ‘Catch a Bull at Four’ (his 4th effort during this time). ‘Buddha and the Chocolate Box’ was downright awful (with the exception of a song or two), and then he came up with a completely fucked up idea about some Pythagorean fantasy or some crap on ‘Numbers’. The album itself isn’t as bad as some claim but the concept behind it is one of the most moronic in the history of music. He wasted his prodigious talents on a few albums in between these and after. Finally, he succumbed to his half-assed efforts. He has got yet another new one coming out as Yusuf but I think he should have kept the guitar at bay like he did for all those years. It was for the best. Anyway, what do you think of the cat that used to be known as Cat? What are your favourite songs and albums? Did you rally the streets and burn his material following his Rushdie comments? Do tell.