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Friday 28 January 2022

Indicate Then

All being well, tonight I will attend an indoor gig for the first time since seeing Julian Cope at Gorilla in February 2020. One of my Christmas presents was tickets for Half Man Half Biscuit at the Ritz, bought as a surprise by my daughter. I'm a little uneasy about being at an indoor venue crammed with so many people but I'm sure HMHB fans are a considerate bunch. 

There's a new album out in February- The Voltarol Years- with the usual range of promising song titles including Tess Of The Dormobiles, Oblong Of Dreams and Token Covid Song. 

A pair of songs to celebrate. The first is from a Peel Session back in 2000, a song about traffic jams and caravan holidays in North Wales taking in Sleater- Kinney and Neil Morrissey. 

Bottleneck At Capel Curig

This one's about losing your temper with the driver in front for not alerting you to their intention to turn left before dissecting the postman's life and habits, and then closing with the desire to see the Gouranga graffiti artist/s imminent arrest. 

Twydale's Lament

National treasures is a phrase sometimes overused but it definitely applies to Nigel Blackwell and co. 


Jake Sniper said...

I'm sure you'll have a good night as it is HMHB. Unfortunately they're not coming North enough or I'd be going. We had a family holiday in Wales about 11 years ago and drove through Capel Curig, the song was primes and ready to go on the me player. I got to be part of a bottleneck and played the song much to my families dismay. They are not HMHB fans.

JTFL said...

There's probably an American equivalent of HMHB but I can't think who it might be. Have fun.

keepingitpeel said...

The best lyrics. The greatest outfit out of the Wirral since...

Rol said...

Hope you had a great night. I can't wait for the new album.

The Swede said...

Hope it was a good 'un Adam.