Painter Man

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"Painter Man"
German picture sleeve (on "Hit-ton")
Single by The Creation
B-side "Biff, Bang, Pow"
Released October 1966
Format 7" single
Genre Power pop
Label Planet
Writer(s) Kenny Pickett, Eddie Phillips
Producer(s) Shel Talmy
The Creation singles chronology
"Making Time"
(1966)
"Painter Man"
(1966)
"If I Stay Too Long"
(1967)
"Painter Man"
Single by Boney M.
from the album Nightflight to Venus
Released 1979
Format 7" single
Recorded 1978
Genre Pop, Rock, Euro disco
Label Atlantic
Producer(s) Frank Farian
Boney M. singles chronology
"Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord"
(1978)
"Painter Man"
(1979)
"Hooray! Hooray! It's a Holi-Holiday"
(1979)

Painter Man is a song by the music group, The Creation. The song was the group's second, and most successful, single. The work itself is quite disjointed - a clear depiction of a band concentrating on each section of the song, one part at a time. Either the lyrics are being sung, or the guitars are playing, giving the image of a band which is striving for the right chords at the right time, working one minute on manipulating the guitar, the next minute the attention being focused on the backing.

"Painter Man" was later covered by the 1970s pop group Boney M., and reached number 10 in the UK single charts in 1979. The song was included on their 1978 album Nightflight to Venus and had been released in Continental Europe as the double A-side "Rasputin"/"Painter Man" in 1978. In the U.K. the song was however given A-side status and also released as a 12" single in clear red and clear yellow vinyl.

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This song was also sang by Barbara Dixon on the BBC TV show "the two ronnies".

1960