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Pleased to see the Biscuit are coming down south.
Earlier this year, great gig.
I was pleasantly surprised at the number of other younger HMHB fans, I was mildly worried for a while that I'd be the only person there under the age of 30!
Yeah, I was tempted to make the long trip up from Cornwall for that but didn't have the money...
Cool about younger fans. Perhaps its time they did a new record!
are supporting them in Brighton. Admittedly my knowledge of HMHB - recommendations on where to start?
Get the lot and be their biggest fan by the time of the gig.
then Cammell Laird Social Club.
Achtung Bono. And since I've started and as much of a challenge as it is I'm going to play the ranking game
Cammel Laird Social Club > Achtung Bono > Voyage to The Bottom of the Road > CSI Ambleside > 90 Bisodol (Crimond) > McIntyre, Treadmore & Davitt > Trouble Over Bridgewater > This Leaden Pall > Four Lads Who Shook The Wirral > DHSS > Some Call it Godcore > ACD
Though looking at it again there are individual songs on each album that have me screaming out "how dare you not rate me higher." That was my initial instinct though so I'll stick with it.
Favourite song? If forced I'd probably say "Used to be In Evil Gazebo" but there's just too many candidates.
Voyage to The Bottom of the Road > Cammel Laird Social Club > Achtung Bono > Four Lads Who Shook The Wirral > This Leaden Pall > CSI Ambleside > Trouble Over Bridgewater > 90 Bisodol (Crimond) > DHSS > Some Call it Godcore > ACD
just realised I've never heard McIntyre, Treadmore & Davitt
Evil Gazebo and Thy Damnation Slumbereth Not aside Girlfriend's Finished With Him is their best skewering of pretentious artistry (marginally ahead again of Bad Wools and 4 Skinny Indie Kids). The verse
"Underneath the underlying tones and dizzy melodies
Next to the intelligent guitars
You’ll find frailty, beauty, sex as art
And something or other about dolphins"
never fails to crack me up.
As with any HMHB thread I'm trying to resist the urge to fill it with quotes!
Also goes for the jugular of pretention in 4 lines:
'Outside Goldsmiths, coughing up blood
Turner Prize judge gasps "Christ, that's good!"
Leave it as it is, it'll get first place
We'll call it "A Bullshit at the Coalface"'
Trouble Over Bridgwater is my favourite, but don't expect me to order them all. Their last 8? 9? 10? albums have been of ridiculously high quality
Aside from hearing 'em on Peel. This was the first rec of theirs I really loved: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdAuj6m3VRE
How did I miss the Bath date? Never mind, Bristol's even nearer, even if I have to wait five months...
Matlock Bath isn't Bath. I made that same mistake and got initially very excited, then found out Matlock Bath was in Derbyshire.
I seemed to remember there being a bit of Bath called Matlock, which I may be imagining, and of course it does have a Grand Pavilion. Oh well, no harm done, and thinking about it I had only just got back from running the London Marathon and having a little break, so probably wouldn't have made it. See you in Bristol then!
(thinly veiled "I ran the London Marathon" post)
the Ilminster and Bristol shows this month. Hooray!
Cammel Laird Social Club > Achtung Bono >Trouble Over Bridgewater > Voyage to The Bottom of the Road >CSI Ambleside > This Leaden Pall >Four Lads Who Shook The Wirral > 90 Bisodol (Crimond) > Some Call it Godcore > DHSS >ACD
Though Achtung Bono is the one I play at people with most zeal.
Also... see you tonight/tomorrow if anyones going. HURRAH.