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ablackett - on 28 May 2018

This might be one of the less successful list threads.

I'll get the ball rolling with "Mod Diff V Diff Hard Severe" by Half man half biscuit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc0mjT0e5pc

"grade 1, loose scree - I'm ok,

Trapped on cloggy though - no way!"

Put a smile on my face!

 

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ben b - on 28 May 2018
In reply to ablackett:

Call out to the ghost of Kirkus!

b

mbh - on 28 May 2018
In reply to ablackett:

You've put a smile on mine.

"You said you were Yosemite bound

You said we'd never leave the ground"

What a fantastic song. I didn't realise intros like that were still being recorded in 2018. I think I've got most of the lyrics of the first half, but after that I struggle...

mbh - on 28 May 2018
In reply to ablackett:

Half Man Half Biscuit. How have I never heard of them before?

As well as putting out (surely) the only ever song on Hard Severes, they also do Knobheads on Quiz Shows. On top of a driving, killer riff, we have, somewhere in:

"I'll just guess and hope I'm right

The first man into space was Bligh"

 

 

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - on 28 May 2018
In reply to ablackett:

I’m not sure if that was great or rubbish. 

 

what the hex on 28 May 2018
In reply to ablackett:

Sounds like a shitter version of Status Quo, who were themselves shit.

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aln - on 28 May 2018
In reply to what the hex:

> Sounds like a shitter version of Status Quo, who were themselves shit.

Wow, doubly wrong post. ;-) 

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ben b - on 28 May 2018
In reply to ablackett:

I think you managed a better thread title than I did a week ago! https://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/culture_bunker/new_hmhb_album_time-685141

Renfield's Afoot is pretty funny, but I think there are a couple of fabulous HMHB classics in there - of which Mod Diff V Diff Hard Severe gets my new "Evening Of Swing (Has Been Cancelled)" award for welsh mountain name dropping award. Neil Morrissey is still a knobhead though.

what the hex on 28 May 2018
In reply to aln:

They could use that as a 'blurb' - fits in with the punk ethic ;-)

ben b - on 28 May 2018
In reply to mbh:

> I think I've got most of the lyrics of the first half, but after that I struggle...

Upon a ledge

I could do with chalk

I’d only gone for a sensible walk

I didn’t bank on a ?

You said you were Yosemite bound

You said we’d never get off the ground

I’m well aware it’s a love in vain

You’re a peak I can never attain

?I’m so low though ?

 

Grade 1 loose scree I’m OK

Trapped on Cloggy though - no way


Mod Diff V Diff Hard Severe

How do I climb out of here?

Half past crag fast here I gleam

Call me a blockhead, a shell of a man

Call Llanberis as quick as you can!

 

Dreams are wheeling on thermals

Streams are thought gone awry

Schemes embarked on sent reeling

?Wailing the toil out of me

Call out to the ghost of Kirkus

I call out to the ghost of Kirkus

 

You say I’m stupid

You say I’m a clown

You call me incapability Brown

So you’re the best chance of getting me down

Ropeless maybe, hopeless no

My jacket’s pumpkin paramo

 

Mod Diff V Diff Hard Severe

Won’t you winch me out of here?

Head cam dead ram not my scene

MEM and OBE

Let me hide myself in thee

 

 

All corrections gratefully received - the Half Man Half Biscuit Lyrics Project needs you! http://halfmanhalfbiscuit.uk
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aln - on 28 May 2018
In reply to what the hex:

Probably. I'm an original punk, my 2nd gig was Ramones in 1977, in those days the Quo, and disco, were the enemy. I've grown up now, and I love a bit of Quo boogaloo riffing, and I'll dance to anything with a decent groove  

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mbh - on 28 May 2018
In reply to ben b:

Wow, impressive!

ben b - on 28 May 2018
In reply to mbh:

Or possibly a bit tragic ;-)

b

webbo - on 28 May 2018
In reply to aln:

according to your profile you are 52 that makes you 11 in 1977. 

 

aln - on 28 May 2018
In reply to webbo:

The profiles on here need an automated update for people's ages. I'm 53, soon to be 54,what's your point? 

ben b - on 28 May 2018
In reply to aln:

I think he's trying to govern your bat walk

b

aln - on 28 May 2018
In reply to ben b:

I love bats.

Columbia753 - on 28 May 2018
In reply to ablackett:

Wow  thats really good.

Hardly heard about them and they come from Wirral, been here for a few years. Have not been paying enough attention too the local scene obviously.  Thanks bringing them up. 

Columbia753 - on 28 May 2018
In reply to aln:

Think he may mean you were advanced in your musical tastes. Tend too agree

aln - on 28 May 2018
In reply to Columbia753:

> Think he may mean you were advanced in your musical tastes. Tend too agree

Then you were both right. 

Bob Kemp - on 29 May 2018
In reply to ablackett:

To ensure this thread isn't confined to a suggestion of one song, how about Graham Parker's 'Protection' . It has an appropriately paranoid edge and intensity, and the chorus is perfect - I used to find it running through my head at crucial moments of rock-bound stress:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3ETAZSFWWs

CHORUSJust can't get, just can't get no protectionJust can't get, just can't get no protectionJust can't get, just can't get no Can't get no protectionProtection, protection  

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webbo - on 29 May 2018
In reply to aln:

A 12 year old would have never got through the door at any punk gig I went to.

pasbury on 29 May 2018
In reply to webbo:

Malvern Winter Gardens would let anyone in (another 53yr old ex-punk).

aln - on 29 May 2018
In reply to webbo:

So let's be clear about what you're saying. Are you calling me a liar? 

d_b on 29 May 2018
In reply to aln:

I think he's saying you went to different gigs than him.

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d_b on 29 May 2018
In reply to ablackett:

I wouldn't call it punk.  HMHB are actually good.

Chris the Tall - on 29 May 2018
Chris the Tall - on 29 May 2018
In reply to webbo:

> A 12 year old would have never got through the door at any punk gig I went to.

I believe the Sex pistols penultimate UK gig was a children's xmas party. Sid Vicious took a custard pie to the face. Lydon reckoned it was the only gig any of them really enjoyed, and it was downhill rapidly after that 

Big Ger - on 29 May 2018
In reply to Chris the Tall:

Worth watching this;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXpSrT7jVb0

"Nevermind the baubles."

Rakim - on 29 May 2018
In reply to ablackett:

They Might Be Giants - Seven Days of the Week (I Never Go to Work

 

except change the word trumpet to climbing

scoobydougan - on 29 May 2018
In reply to webbo:

My first gig was The Stranglers Who wants the world? Tour 1980. I was 13.  Punk was made for kids! 

ben b - on 29 May 2018
In reply to Chris the Tall:

Can’t believe I missed the Menlove Edwards reference! Doh. 

Thanks for the update

b

Neil Williams - on 29 May 2018
In reply to mbh:

National Shite Day is pretty good if you're in a bad mood

BrendanO - on 30 May 2018
In reply to Neil Williams:

HMHB are a whole new way to lose hours and days (that's meant as a compliment). They generate crazy fan stuff too, like HALF MAN HALF BIKE KIT - 2 guys who try to cycle to every place named in hmhb songs! Problem is he keeps making more songs...

mbh - on 30 May 2018
In reply to BrendanO:

> HMHB are a whole new way to lose hours and days (that's meant as a compliment). 

They are indeed:

Get your hedge cut,
Get your f*ing hedge cut,
Stop analysing Straaava....,
Cut your hedge
!

Chris the Tall - on 30 May 2018
Bulls Crack - on 31 May 2018
In reply to ablackett:

Was MVS on the flip side? 

aln - on 01 Jun 2018
In reply to webbo:

Are you going to reply? Are you calling me a liar or not? 

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ablackett - on 01 Jun 2018
In reply to aln:

> Are you going to reply? Are you calling me a liar or not? 

My thread wasn't supposed to be about two grown men bickering about if they went to a gig 40 years ago. Please dissest. 

aln - on 01 Jun 2018
In reply to ablackett:

You're correct, my apologies. 

mbh - on 01 Jun 2018
In reply to ablackett:

Thanks for this thread. I have enjoyed discovering and listening to HMHB.

This may just tangentially be to do with your OP topic (but may not, oops if so)

It is the brilliant Terminus. What's he saying?

Camped out on a lower slope
Dog tired at the top of
??
Hot soup in the aftermath
Salad days in many ways
------
??
And it puts me back
At the front of the bus
Hands I once held
No longer there

 

 

artif on 01 Jun 2018
In reply to ablackett:

Hanging around, The Stranglers 

Get a grip, The Stranglers 

Did you make it safe, New Model Army

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artif on 01 Jun 2018

A few more.....yes I'm bored

 

Friend of a friend (Foo Fighters punk????)

Frightened (New Model Army)

Any track  (The Fall)    (too obvious)

Gecko (The Creatures)

Granite (Pendulum)

Lands End (Siouxsie and the Banshees)

Levitate me (Pixies)

Little Friend (Minor Threat)

Vertigo Game (Melt Banana)

Strange pursuits (Devo)

The Curse (Audioslave  & an aid route in Devon)

Walls (Crass)

You've got big hands (Crass)

 

 

ben b - on 02 Jun 2018
In reply to mbh: agreed, a lovely touching song. Worth looking at the HMHB Lyrics project for more  

b

 

ben b - on 07 Jun 2018
In reply to mbh: The lyrics for Terminus, as requested:

Camped out on a lower slope
Dog-tired at the toposcope
Hot soup in the aftermath
Salad days in many ways

Then time creeps up unseen
And it puts me back at the front of the bus
Hands I once held no longer there

Grey falls on the green
As I try and get used to ‘me’ and not ‘us’
Where I’m going I’m not sure that I care

Still thought I could play out wide
Felt sure I could stay onside
But stiff limbs and a shin which looks like
Inter’s end on derby day says
Time’s crept up unseen
And it’s stuck me back at the front of the bus
Bound who knows where
Free of charge

The situation’s lean
Though it could be worse
So I don’t make a fuss
Still evading capture
Still at large

Somebody’s mumbling Galatians
Somewhere a wolf-print fleece needs 90 degrees
Pushchair-related confrontations
Pastoral conceits, Italian fancies, comic glees

No stroll of a summer’s eve
Neck brace and a shower sleeve
Hot soup in the afterlife
I’ve got my fingers crossed, because
Old Father Time’s arrived
And he’s sat by me at the front of the bus
Here I am as there I was before
Things I hold dear
Held in place by means of a surgical truss
Sorry, not in service any more

 

mbh - on 08 Jun 2018
In reply to ben b:

Thanks very much for that. What a lovely song.


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