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The Election Section #1

Ok, grump over.

It can’t have escaped the attention of any of my fellow UK residents that there’s a General Election looming on the horizon. May 7th, to be precise. 727 more words

Billy Bragg

Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star (1994)

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I’d heard a shit load of rumours it was all down hill from here. I’d toyed with pressing the leave group button on the Artist in Residence whatsapp group for hours now. 2,647 more words

Sonic Youth

Dance, Dance, Dance, Dance, Dance

I know that Love Will Tear Us Apart is a brilliant record, but, for me, this has the edge and is my favourite Joy Division song.   113 more words

Pop Music

And then there was?

Radiohead.  I can’t really ignore this – the moment when they arrived on the scene.  First played by (whoa) Gary Davies on Radio 1.  Unlikely, but true. 76 more words

Pop Music

Why does Mr Universe always come from Earth?

Half Man Half Biscuit’s ‘Urge for Offal’ is my Album of the Week #5. I have been addicted to the music of these lads from the Wirral peninsular since first hearing ‘Trumpton Riots’ on John Peel in about 1986. 196 more words



The contents of this online review of the most recent Half Man Half Biscuit LP captures it all so perfectly:-

If Half Man Half Biscuit did not exist, it would be imperative to invent them. 1,692 more words

Half Man Half Biscuit


I shouldn’t…..but I get quite annoyed whenever I see Half Man Half Biscuit lumped in with the C86 movement.  Yes, their initial recordings were marked by a cheapness and low-fi quality that became the mark of the C86 bands but given that the utterly brilliant Back In The D.H.S.S was released in 1985   – and by utterly brilliant I mean not only was it great entertainment but it I had never heard anything quite like it before – it seems unfair that a band as distinctive and ground-breaking as HMHB were put into a genre where a lot of bands sounded and indeed looked alike. 258 more words

Half Man Half Biscuit