Half Man Half Biscuit

Also known as H.M.H.B, H.M.H.B., HMHB
Members of Half Man Half Biscuit: Carl Alty, Carl Henry (2), David Lloyd (2), Ian Jackson, Ken Hancock, Neil Crossley, Nigel Blackwell, Paul Wright (6), Simon Blackwell
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.hmhb.co.uk/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half_Man_Half_Biscuit, http://www.last.fm/music/Half+Man+Half+Biscuit

Discography of Half Man Half Biscuit:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Some Call It Godcore 12 Audio 1995 Probe Plus
2 The Trumpton Riots E.P. 4 Audio 1986 Probe Plus
3 Dickie Davies Eyes 3 Audio 1986
4 The Peel Sessions 4 Audio 1988 Strange Fruit
5 No Regrets 3 Audio 1991 Probe Plus
6 Saucy Haulage Ballads 6 Audio 2003-08-00 Probe Plus
7 McIntyre, Treadmore And Davitt 10 Audio 1991 Probe Plus
8 No Regrets 3 Audio 1991 Probe Plus
9 Back In The D.H.S.S. / The Trumpton Riots E.P. 17 Audio 1988 Probe Plus
10 CSI: Ambleside 13 Audio 2008-04-28 Probe Plus
11 Achtung Bono 14 Audio 2005-09-12 Probe Plus
12 Cammell Laird Social Club 13 Audio 2002-09-23 Probe Plus
13 Trouble Over Bridgwater 16 Audio 2000-04-25 Probe Plus
14 Four Lads Who Shook The Wirral 13 Audio 1998-06-29 Probe Plus
15 This Leaden Pall 15 Audio 1993-10-25 Probe Plus
16 Editor's Recommendation 6 Audio 2001-06-25 Probe Plus
17 Look Dad No Tunes 3 Audio 1999-09-03 Probe Plus
18 Eno Collaboration EP 2 Audio 1996 Probe Plus
19 Dickie Davies Eyes 2 Audio 1986 Probe Plus
20 The Trumpton Riots 2 Audio 1986
21 ACD 17 Audio 1988 Probe Plus
22 Back Again In The D.H.S.S. 16 Audio 1987 Probe Plus
23 Let's Not 3 Audio 1990 Probe Plus
24 The Trumpton Riots E.P. 5 Audio 1986
25 The Peel Sessions 4 Audio 1988 Strange Fruit
26 Let's Not 3 Audio 1990 Probe Plus
27 Voyage To The Bottom Of The Road 14 Audio 1997-07-18 Probe Plus
28 Four Lads Who Shook The Wirral 13 Audio 1998-06-29 Probe Plus
29 McIntyre, Treadmore And Davitt 10 Audio 1991 Probe Plus
30 Some Call It Godcore 12 Audio 1995 Probe Plus
31 No Regrets 2 Audio 1991 Probe Plus
32 Back In The D.H.S.S. 10 Audio 1985 Probe Plus
33 90 Bisodol (Crimond) 12 Audio 2011 Probe Plus
34 90 Bisodol (Crimond) 24 Audio 2011-09-26 Probe Plus
35 Back In The D.H.S.S. / The Trumpton Riots E.P. 17 Audio 2011 Probe Plus
36 McIntyre, Treadmore And Davitt 10 Audio 1991 Probe Plus
37 Some Call It Godcore 12 Audio 1995 Probe Plus
38 Dickie Davies Eyes 3 Audio 1986 Probe Plus
39 Dicky Davies Eyes 2 Audio 1986 Probe Plus


Half Man Half Biscuit are a UK indie band from Birkenhead in the North West, active since 1983, known for their satirical and sometimes surrealistic songs. The band are huge fans of Tranmere Rovers FC, and once turned down the chance to appear on the Channel 4 80`s rock show The Tube, as Tranmere were playing that night.

The musical styles often parody simple popular genres, while the lyrics are dense with cultural allusions, usually (but not exclusively) UK popular culture. For instance, the interpretation of the title of the band's first album, Back in the DHSS (1985), requires three items of background information: that the Beatles wrote a song called "Back in the USSR"; that the DHSS was the UK state welfare agency, and that at that time unemployment stood at high levels.

The humour of HMHB draws on 1970s and early 1980s popular culture, and in particular children's programmes. Hence, HMHB 'borrowed' wholesale from Trumpton and turned a song about being the driver of a train into an ode to hard and soft drug use.

Members:-

Neil Crossley (Bass, Vocals) 1984-Present

Nigel Blackwell (Rhythm Guitar, Vocals) 1984-Present

Ken Hancock (Lead Guitar) 1996-Present

Carl Henry (Drums) 1996-Present

Former Members:-

Paul Wright (Drums) 1984-1993

David Lloyd (Keyboards) 1984-1993

Simon Blackwell (Lead Guitar) 1984-1994

Ian Jackson (Lead Guitar) 1994-1996

Carl Alty (Drums) 1993-1996


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