A Conversation for Half Man Half Biscuit - the Band

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Post 1

Edward the Bonobo - Gone.

Oh dear! Somewhere in the editing process, some of the changes seem to have got lost.

The lyric from 'Reflections in a flat' is missing a line and should read:

When it was nice and sunny,
And we had lots of money,
We'd go and see Echo and the Bunny....

Also...I did want footnote 6 to read:

'...where The Beatles used to expropriate African-American musical forms'.

Apologies for any confusion caused.

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Post 2

Is mise Duncan

A bigger apology is needed for causing me to sing "Trumpton Riots" to my self to the considerable hilarity of my onlooking workmates. Good article about great music smiley - winkeye

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Post 3

Edward the Bonobo - Gone.

It could be worse. I've had a Genesis song running through my head for the last few days! (the legacy of an tragically mis-spent youth).

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Post 4


i feel the term ""bastard sons""is too strong and "" brain children "" sounds more appropriate in an article of good standards

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Post 5

Edward the Bonobo - Gone.

I wasn't meaning to cause inadvertant offence. It's the title of an HMHB song. You possibly won't like the first lines, either:

smiley - musicalnoteOh I hear a lovely rumour/ That Bette Midler had a tumoursmiley - musicalnote

And it ends...

smiley - musicalnoteAnd you can thank your lucky stars/ That you're not the bastard son of Dean Friedmansmiley - musicalnote....

...'Thank Our Lucky Stars' being the title of a Dean Friedman song.

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Post 6


I love the fact that Dean Friedman, initially shocked (and worried about how his wife would react to these allegations) went along to see them and made a real attempt to get into the band!

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Post 7

Edward the Bonobo - Gone.

Really? Is that true? smiley - biggrin

My brother worked briefly for a Radio station in Liverpool. Once one of the producers asked 'Has anyone ever heard of Dean Friedman?'
My brothers said 'What? That crap 1970's singer with the nauseatingly slushy songs?'
The producer said 'Er...that's him in the studio.'

Why the sudden interest in HMHB? That's two people in a week. Is it anything to do with the release of their 'Achtung, Bono' album?

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Post 8


footnote 6

I always think that the lyric to the start of Trumpton riots is loosely based on the Greatfull deads " Casey Jones ( on Workingmans dead )

" driving that train, high on cocaine,
Casey jones you better watch your speed.
Trouble ahead, trouble behind,
And you know that notion just crossed my mind"smiley - smiley

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