Half Man Half Biscuit – The Assembly, Leamington Spa

A bit of an odd gig tonight. We had a nicely varied setlist from Half Man Half Biscuit, but it didn’t feel quite right.

The intra-song banter wasn’t quite as good as usual, they didn’t play a cover version beyond a few bars of Control and Transmission by Joy Division, and a few of the more common songs such as Fred Titmus were missing. However the sound was good, particularly the vocals which makes a nice change, we got an impromptu version of a very old song called Smash the Cistern, and ending on Trumpton Riots made for a good finale.

Maybe I’m just being picky, this was the 13th time I’ve seen them, and you’ve got to expect some gigs to be better or worse than others.

Eno Collaboration
Totnes Bickering Fair
Smash the Cistern
Tonight Matthew I’m Going To Be With Jesus
Bogus Official
Outbreak of Vitas Gerulaitis
Joy In Leeuwarden (We Are Ready)
CAMRA Man
P.R.S. Yearbook – Quick the Drawbridge
A Lilac Harry Quinn
If I had Possession Over Pancake Day
Gubba Look-a-likes
Bob Wilson – Anchorman
Monmore, Hare’s Running
Vatican Broadside
Look Dad No Tunes
Joy Division Oven Gloves
Fix it so She Dreams of Me
All I Want for Christmas is a Dukla Prague Away Kit
– something new
National Shite Day
Took Problem Chimp to Ideal Home Show

Them’s the Vagaries
For What is Chatteris…
The Light at the End of the Tunnel (is the Light of an Oncoming Train)
Trumpton Riots

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