It seems Damon and Blur's time in Hong Kong influenced a worldview from staying in that cramped Chinese peninsula. I can't imagine living there but it's message resonates around the world now; with housing crises, water shortages and social & environmental upheaval.
If you do find yourself in Hong Kong, a beacon of hope from a true auteur is Paul Au. His apartment cum record store in Sham Shui Po, Kowloon has been the home of rescued record collections and fiery rhetoric for decades. He hates what Hong Kong has become and loves music, go talk to him and find some great records.
Address: 5/F, Welcome Mansion, 38 Kweilin Street, Sham Shui Po
Tel: 9841 7136