I'm reminded of the scene at the end of the film 24 Hour Party People when a stoned Tony Wilson is faced with a vision of God (that, inevitably, looks like Tony Wilson) who appraises Wilson's management of Factory Records. After praising him for signing Joy Division, the Durutti Column and the Happy Mondays, God says:
"It's a pity you didn't sign the Smiths, but you were right about Mick Hucknell. His music's rubbish, and he's a ginger. "Quite.