Radio Sessions and Cover Versions

The dates given are those when the sessions were first broadcast. Sessions are for John Peel's Radio 1 programme unless otherwise stated.

Peel Sessions cover 20 November 1985

  1. D'Ye Ken Ted Moult?
  2. Arthur's Farm / All I Want For Christmas Is A Dukla Prague Away Kit
  3. The Trumpton Riots
  4. Old Tige

1 December 1985

Live on Radio Merseyside 'Street Life' hosted by Con McConville.
  1. I Left My Heart In Papworth General
  2. Fuckin' 'Ell It's Fred Titmus
  3. God Gave Us Life

3 March 1986

  1. I Left My Heart In Papworth General
  2. The Continuous Cremation Of Hattie Jacques
  3. Reasons To Be Miserable (Part 10)
  4. The Bastard Son Of Dean Friedman

8 September 1986

  1. Rod Hull Is Alive - Why?
  2. The Best Things In Life
  3. Dickie Davies' Eyes
  4. I Was A Teenage Armchair Honved Fan

4 April 1990

  1. Yipps (My Baby Got The)
  2. Ordinary To Enschede
  3. Our Tune
  4. Prag Vec At The Melkweg

5 February 1991

Hit The North, Radio 5.
  1. A Lilac Harry Dorrs
  2. Prag Vec At The Melkweg
  3. Trecnoc Kcor Naitsirhc
  4. No Regrets

27 June 1992

  1. Mars Ultras, You'll Never Make The Station
  2. 4AD3DCD
  3. Floriat Inertia
  4. Goodnight Irene

Sometime in 1992/93

A short acoustic session, recorded for Johnnie Walker on the way to a gig.
  1. Whit Week Malarkey
  2. Doreen

5 August 1995

  1. The Song of Encouragement for the Orme Ascent
  2. C.A.M.R.A. Man
  3. Get Kramer
  4. Mr. Cave's A Window Cleaner Now

14 October 1996

A live session, recorded for John Peel standing in for Mark Radcliffe.
  1. Bad Review
  2. Deep House Victims' Minibus Appeal
  3. Dead Men Don't Need Season Tickets
  4. A Shrophire Lad / Paintball's Coming Home

2 February 1997

  1. Monmore - Hare's Running
  2. Tonight Matthew, I'm Going To Be With Jesus
  3. PRS Yearbook (Quick, The Drawbrige)
  4. He Who Would Valium Take

24 February 1998

  1. Four Skinny Indie Kids Drinking Weak Lager
  2. You're Hard
  3. Secret Gig
  4. Moody Chops

9 September 1999

  1. Uffington Wassail
  2. Gubba Look-a-Likes
  3. Bottleneck at Capel Curig
  4. 24 Hour Garage People

2 August 2002

A live session recorded in Manchester on 24 July for the Andy Kershaw show.
  1. When The Evening Sun Goes Down
  2. If I Had Posession Over Pancake Day
  3. 27 Yards Of Dental Floss
  4. Twenty Four Hour Garage People
  5. There Stands the Glass
  6. Running Order Squabblefest

3 September 2002

A session recorded live in one take in Manchester at the same time as the Kershaw session, this time for the John Peel show.
  1. Them's The Vagaries
  2. The Light At The End Of The Tunnel (Is The Light Of An Oncoming Train)
  3. Song To The Siren/Vatican Broadside
  4. Breaking News

26 September 2004

A live session recorded in Liverpool on 24 September for the Andy Kershaw show.
  1. CORGI Registered Friends
  2. King Of Rome
  3. Mate Of The Bloke
  4. I'm Throwing Rice (At The Girl I Love)/Paintball's Coming Home (new version)

16 November 2004

  1. Asparagus Next Left
  2. For What Is Chatteris?
  3. Epiphany
  4. Joy Division Oven Gloves

19 Sep 2007

A live set at the BBC Radio Merseyside studios for Roger Hill's PMS 30th anniversary.
  1. We Built This Village On A Trad. Arr. Tune
  2. Lock Up Your Mountain Bikes
  3. Bad Losers On Yahoo Chess
  4. Lark Descending
  5. Excerpt From "A Kiss At The End Of The Rainbow"
  6. Restless Legs
  7. Look Dad No Tunes
  8. Joy Division Oven Gloves
  9. Corgi Registered Friends
  10. For What Is Chatteris...
  11. On The 'Roids
  12. Bottleneck At Capel Curig
  13. If I Had Possession Over Pancake Day
  14. The Light At The End Of The Tunnel (Is The Light Of An Oncoming Train)
  15. Floreat Inertia
  16. A Lilac Harry Quinn
  17. Gouranga
  18. Outbreak of Vitas Gerulaitis
  19. Bad Review
  20. Trumpton Riots

8 Jan 2008

A live session recorded for Marc Riley's Brain Surgery on BBC 6music.
  1. Blue Badge Abuser
  2. Totnes Bickering Fair
  3. Joy Division Oven Gloves

11 Aug 2010

A live session recorded for Marc Riley on BBC 6music, including four new songs.
  1. Tommy Walsh's Eco-House
  2. R.S.V.P.
  3. Left Lyrics In The Practice Room
  4. Joy Division Oven Gloves
  5. L'Enfer C'Est Les Autres
The last of these was broadcast later on Gideon Coe's programme.


HMHB have also covered:

Trail of the Lonesome Pine The Laurel & Hardy classic.
Mr. Blue Sky By ELO.
No Regrets by Edith Piaf, released in 1990.
Novelty, 24 Hours, Disorder All from Joy Division.
Match Of The Day theme tune, a solo by Nigel.
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away by The Beatles, knocked out at the Mean Fiddler in 1995.
Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2 sort-of appeared at the LA2 in Sept 1996.
White Man In Hammersmith Palais by The Clash, at the Hull New Adelphi in 1996.
Transmission Another Joy Division cover, excellently reproduced Jun 1997, also Aug 2006.
Help Me Rhonda The Beach Boys hit from 1965, covered live Jun 1997, Jul 2005, Mar 2007, Aug 2011.
King of the Hill theme tune, a solo again from Nigel, Apr 1998.
Wreck Of The Ol' '97, early 1999.
Statesboro Blues at the QE Hall, Oct 1999.
A Song From Under The Floorboards by Magazine, Nov 1999, Nov 2006, Jul 2007, Nov 2008, Sep 2011.
Caroline by Status Quo, Manchester 2000, Holmfirth 2006.
Worried Man Blues appeared on Editors Recommendation.
Song To The Siren by Tim Buckley, throughout 2001, segueing into A Vatican Broadside.
What Do I Get? by The Buzzcocks, covered at Manchester, Nov 2003.
Another Girl, Another Planet by The Only Ones, covered at Sheffield, Feb 2008.
I Think We're Alone Now by Tommy James & The Shondells (and later re-popularized by Tiffany, Girls Aloud), covered at Liverpool, Oct 2005, Preston Dec 2005 and revisited at Sheffield.
Love Song by The Damned, covered at Aberdeen & Glasgow, Nov 2005.
Here Comes Your Man by The Pixies, covered at Derby, Feb 2006.
(Marie's The Name Of) His Latest Flame by Elvis Presley, covered at Sheffield, May 2006.
Shot By Both Sides by Magazine, covered during 2006.
Mrs Robinson by Simon & Garfunkel, covered at Edinburgh, Nov 2006.
What's My Name by The Clash, covered at London, Dec 2006.
The Container Drivers by The Fall, covered at Manchester, Feb 2007.
Rubber Bullets by 10CC, covered at Frome, Feb 2007.
Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau ("Land of My Fathers"), covered on St David's Day at Cardiff, Mar 2007.
Barbed Wire Love by Stiff Little Fingers, Ulverston, Apr 2008.
Sunday Morning by The Velvet Underground, Edinburgh, Oct 2008.
Electricity by OMD, London and Leicester, Oct/Nov 2008.
The Air That I Breathe by The Hollies, Manchester and Aberdeen, 2009.
Taste Of Cindy by The Jesus And Mary Chain, Glasgow, 2009.
Kissing Cousins by Elvis Presley, Roadwater and Bath, 2009.
Apache by The Shadows, Leamington Spa, Cambridge, Shrewsbury, early 2010.
River Deep Mountain High by Ike & Tina Turner, Shrewsbury, Mar 2010.
Gypsies, Tramps And Thieves by Cher, Preston, Nov 2010.
I'm A Boy by The Who, Durham, Nov 2010.
Patio Song by Gorky's Zygotic Mynci (in part), Holmfirth, Dec 2010.
Holiday in Cambodia by The Dead Kennedys, Sheffield, Feb 2011.
Dreaming by Blondie, Leicester, Apr 2011.
Help by The Beatles, Kendal, July 2011.
Calon Llan Cardiff, Aug 2011.
Tragedy by The Bee Gees, Manchester, Dec 2011.
O Caroline by Matching Mole, Oxford, May 2012.

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