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Let it happen bass player (HMHB thread)

Post by murf » 15 May 2008, 22:42

Other than creating lyrics to quote in appropriate (and not so appropriate) places on FISO, Half Man Half Biscuit also make music.

Being of a certain age I worship Back In The DHSS and the Trumpton Riots EP (which I bought a couple of years ago on CD to replace the old vinyl). Also loved Back In The DHSS Again (but haven't got that on (A)CD so haven't heard it in a while) but..... I dont have or know anything they've made since.

I've ordered the new CD (CSI:Ambleside - Amazn order delay :evil: ) but what have I missed out on in the intervening 20 years?

Any recommendations?

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Post by flyingkillercob » 15 May 2008, 23:05

IMO you have to have Achtung Bono - the one before the current one. It was the first one I bought (having heard the odd song here and there). I bought some of the older ones on the advice of a long-standing fan, and while these were of course great albums, I still prefer AB. It's a lot happier than some of the more morose stuff on the old albums - in fact, you will not be able to listen to it without grinning like a loon :D

Btw, my CYKI team is "Dukla Prague Away Kit", and my FPL one is "Busk When It's Xmas" (from "Shit Arm, Bad Tattoo" off Achtung Bono) - plenty of good footy references in HMHB songs :)

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Post by M-boy » 15 May 2008, 23:44

As I mentioned on another thread I got Achtung Bono last week and it's excellent. Some of it passed me by, but generally it's very good. For What is Chatteris is a highlight, as is We Built this Village on a Trad. Arr. tune, whilst some of the songs are only good for one or two lines but those one or two lines are so brilliant it makes up for it.

That's the first album I've got since Back Again in the DHSS (on cassette), although I've picked up a few other tracks here and there.

Bob Wilson - Anchorman from the EP Editor's Recommendations is one of my favourite songs of all time :D

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Post by Knulpuk » 16 May 2008, 08:27

I can highly recommend

MacIntyre, Treadmore and Davitt

A few of the songs I first heard on Peel session Prag Vec at The Melkweg and Yipps (My Baby Got The).

Our tune and everything's AOR are the classics, the latter including the surely immortal:

She’s the main man in the office in the city
And she treats me like I’m just another lackey
But I can put a tennis racket up against my face
And pretend that I am Kendo Nagasaki

Voyage to the Bottom of the Road

Includes the fantastic Dead Men Don't Need Season Tickets and Deep House Victims Minibus Appeal, the former right up there with the best.

Four Lads Who Shook The Wirral

One of my fav albums, Four Skinny Indie Kids and soft Verges being amonst the stand out tracks.

Saucy Haulage Ballads is an EP - but worth getting for :Tending the Wrong Grave for 23 Years and It Makes the Room Look Bigger - a tribute to the the effects of DIY.

I have missed out the last couple of albums - but I think I shall get myself on to Amazon and get up to date.

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Post by Knulpuk » 16 May 2008, 08:31

This is an admirable project!

HMHB Lyrics

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Post by murf » 16 May 2008, 09:03

If I like CSI I think I may have to invest in Achtung Bono then, especially as I was brought up not a million miles from Chatteris.


'Tending the Wrong Grave for 23 Years' was already a favourite song title of mine and I've never heard it so the SHB EP could also be on the agenda.

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Post by OscarBravo » 16 May 2008, 09:07

HMHB are a group I originally heard of in the 80's but I really dont think I have ever heard even one of their songs.
Are there any comparisions to other artists?

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Post by murf » 16 May 2008, 09:30

OscarBravo wrote:Are there any comparisions to other artists?
Nor really. You could say they were 'indie-folk' but I don't think that covers it...

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Post by Knulpuk » 16 May 2008, 09:40

murf wrote:
OscarBravo wrote:Are there any comparisions to other artists?
Nor really. You could say they were 'indie-folk' but I don't think that covers it...
They really are "one of a kind". The closest maybe could be the Sultans of Ping FC, although if you like bands like the Fall you are moving in theright direction

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Post by Mike_ » 16 May 2008, 10:27

There's quite a lot on youtube

Including this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE_CUkUe ... re=related


:D

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Post by flyingkillercob » 16 May 2008, 16:43

Mike_ wrote:There's quite a lot on youtube

Including this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE_CUkUe ... re=related


:D
If only FPL would allow me to have "Supercalifragilistic Borussia Moenchen Gladbach" as my team name!

Here's Restless Legs for everyone's viewing pleasure :)

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Post by Knulpuk » 22 May 2008, 12:48

As Murf alludes to quoting abscure HMHB lyrics in the middle of thread may be entertaining to those in the know but to most are just plain baffling so inspired by the weather thread currently kicking around...

Opinionated weather forecasters telling me it's going to be a miserable day
Miserable to who?
I quite like a bit of drizzle,
so stick to the facts

From a Country Practice (Four lads that shook...)

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Post by uncsimes. » 22 May 2008, 12:56

Knulpuk wrote:As Murf alludes to quoting abscure HMHB lyrics in the middle of thread may be entertaining to those in the know but to most are just plain baffling so inspired by the weather thread currently kicking around...

Opinionated weather forecasters telling me it's going to be a miserable day
Miserable to who?
I quite like a bit of drizzle,
so stick to the facts

From a Country Practice (Four lads that shook...)
If I'd have known you were coming I'd have slashed me wrists.

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Post by murf » 22 May 2008, 13:00

It is now 2 whole weeks since I ordered my CD and still not dispatched

Amazon have just been sent a snotty 'contact me' as throughout this period the CD has shown as 'In Stock'. Didn't think of any appropriate lyrics to quote to them but currently I Hate Amazon (From The Heart)

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Post by murf » 28 May 2008, 21:58

Finally arrived today :D

Cracking stuff.

Never thought I'd hear a pure Pixies rip off musically though :shock: ('National Shite Day') although Black Francis and co never wrote about Stringy Bob (I felt sorry for him. He’d only been locked up for public nuisance offences. One of which saw him beachcombing the Dee Estuary. Found a dead wading bird. Took it home, parcelled it up, and sent it off to the rubber-faced irritant Phil Cool. With a note inside which read: “Is this your Sanderling?”)

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Post by M-boy » 28 May 2008, 23:37

Excellent, I shall have to go out and buy it. Or at least stay in and order it off Amazon whilst writing on the sole of my slipper with a biro on a Saturday night instead of going to the pub.

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Post by Knulpuk » 30 May 2008, 15:03

My copy has also arrived and after a couple of days I am struggling to get
Took Problem Chimp to the Ideal Home Show out of my head - especially the Tetris hook.

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Post by murf » 30 May 2008, 15:05

Knulpuk wrote:My copy has also arrived and after a couple of days I am struggling to get
Took Problem Chimp to the Ideal Home Show out of my head - especially the Tetris hook.
I had the refrain 'Bad Losers' lodged for about 24 hours.....

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Post by Mike_ » 05 Jun 2008, 19:31

The chorus to the above song is now lodged permanently in my brain. :shock: I wish I could shift it.

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Post by murf » 05 Jun 2008, 22:00

Mike_ wrote:The chorus to the above song is now lodged permanently in my brain. :shock: I wish I could shift it.
Just play the next song and get the chorus from that lodged in there instead :D

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Re: Let it happen bass player (HMHB thread)

Post by Knulpuk » 05 Aug 2008, 13:23

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Post by M-boy » 05 Aug 2008, 13:38

murf on another thread wrote:
(* other brand cheese triangles are available or you can make your own. You'll need butter, milk and cheese and an equilateral chainsaw.)
:lol: Brilliant, subtle use of a fine hmhb line on another thread :D

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Re: Let it happen bass player (HMHB thread)

Post by M-boy » 23 Oct 2008, 01:31

From leeloo's thread on biblical music

flyingkillercob wrote: There's also Shit Arm, Bad Tattoo by HMHB which includes "If you're gonna quote from the Book of Revelation, don't keep calling it the Book Of Revelations. There's no "s", it's the Book Of Revelation, as revealed to St John the Divine."
fkc does us proud again. 8-)

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Re: Let it happen bass player (HMHB thread)

Post by Knulpuk » 23 Oct 2008, 08:55

It's a great quote.

Would have been a slightly tricky quiz question.

The only other HMHB reference I could thing of might be from Christian Rock Concert:

Into the main marquee I walked
The coke was coke
and the tongue was forked
the Rural Dean lay inert
In his John 3:16 tee-shirt

Get thee behind me Stryper
I've played your records backwards
I've seen your antics in the Green Room

Stryper being a quite terrible Christian Rock Band

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Post by murf » 23 Oct 2008, 09:05

Knulpuk wrote:The only other HMHB reference I could thing of
Did you not thing of 'God Gave Us Life'?

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Re: Let it happen bass player (HMHB thread)

Post by Knulpuk » 23 Oct 2008, 09:23

I was thinking of songs with a bit more than a reference to God / Lional Blair.

You could quote the whole album - Some call it Godcore.

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Post by murf » 23 Oct 2008, 09:26

HMHB quoting is spreading to the Beeb :shock: look at the caption under the video...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7678953.stm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by Mike_ » 23 Oct 2008, 09:28

God, I could murder a Cadbury's Flake,
Then I guess you wouldn't let me into heaven.
Or maybe you would 'cause their adverts promote oral sex

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Re: Let it happen bass player (HMHB thread)

Post by Knulpuk » 23 Oct 2008, 09:37

If God had meant for us to work
Then I'm sure he would have given us jobs
Six weeks to live but at least I'm not in Journey
Sign on you crazy diamond

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Re: Let it happen bass player (HMHB thread)

Post by murf » 23 Oct 2008, 09:39

I hope to God I'm not the bustard son of Dean Friedman,

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