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 UK the song was, however, given A-side status and also released as a 12" single in clear red and clear yellow vinyl.