Half Man Half Biscuit
Every last song.
I have a habit.
Theatre critic Ken Tynan once said he could never love a woman who didn't love Look Back In Anger.
I think I feel the same way about Half Man Half Biscuit
which is a knowingly narrow field but their breadth of reference is anything but.
Andy Kershaw described them as the most important British Folk band since The Clash - which in itself is a superb sentence to say.
They demand a deep reading and keep revealing importance.
Every morning I wake up with a different lyric lodged in my head and this makes me chuffed.
Three other things
They improve with each new release.
They are playing Edinburgh in October
and I now think I have their complete output on a hard-drive so if you fancy you might be partial, I can make available two chocker MP3 CDs for the price of a PM.
Heavily hungover stepping down Clerk Street after spending 24 hours in slippers 'cos I locked myself out fetching ingredients for last night's tea, now, this very morning I found myself singing away, loud with emphasis and glee.
She passed into folklore
Trod on lines in the pavement and said
"There's no room for enigmas in built up areas"
They are just fucking untouchable.